Signal Hill, 1932


Photo courtesy of the Atlantic Richfield Company

By the fall of 1923, 259,000 barrels of crude was being produced every day from nearly 300 wells. This photograph was taken in 1932, only 10 years after the discovery of oil at Signal Hill.

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