Can you imagine if the citizens of Ridgecrest came together and decided to rename the city? What a preposterous idea! While this seems like a wild idea, it has happened before to this very city.
Ridgecrest started as a farming community in approximately 1912 and according to Wikipedia was named after the local dairymen, James and Robert Crum. Thus, the city was known then as “Crumville”.
In the mid 1900’s, the city would finally take the moniker of Ridgecrest and became a full-fledged incorporated city in 1963.
While the name Ridgecrest is here to stay, do you have any fun unique names that you think would be appropriate nicknames for the city? Leave a comment below!
For further reading, check out the High Desert Journal which showcases some pictures of Ridgecrest from the 1940s and 1950s: http://high-desert-memories.net/4050.html