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Kern River & Limestone,
Site for Home Improvement Season Opener
Showing September 22, 1998

Tim Allen's hit comedy series, Home Improvement, recently completed taping while on location above Kernville, California. The season's opening episode is a comedic rafting adventure for the Taylor family on the infamous Kern River. The cast and crew greatly enjoyed their location shoot while experiencing the beauty of Kern River Valley and it's natural surroundings. Mr. Allen even autographed and donated his life preserver and episode script for display at the Kern Valley Museum.
A special "boom boat" was created by local Sierra South Mountain Sports and Hyside Inflatables who provided outfitting and consulting services to accomplish the difficult river rafting scenes. We thank Tom Moore of Sierra South for providing the following photos while on location in the Limestone area of the Kern River.

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Special Boom Pontoon Boat Show Stars Paddlin'
Heading for the first stretch of rapids Calm scene with safety kayaks standing by
Home Improvement Display in the Film Room / Kern Valley Museum

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Rafting Photos Courtesy of Tom Moore - Sierra South
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