Monday, April 11, 2011

Huntington Beach, California, 1930s

Oil derricks along the coastline of Orange County, Southern California in the 1930s.

The Huntington Beach oil field was discovered in the 1920s by a petroleum engineer for Standard Oil of California. The biggest rig was called Bolsa Chica No. 1, and it delivered up to 2,000 barrels a day. Today the oil field is mainly depleted, but there is an offshore well still producing oil.

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