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CAPPING A BLOW OUT SCULPTURE in Huntington Beach


Huntington Beach  Circa 1923   

Huntington Beach --When the Huntington Beach A Number 1 oil well was brought in on May 24, 1920, it signaled the beginning of the billion-dollar oil industry, which would bring an economic boom to the city. No one dreamed of the riches that had lingered beneath the ground for thousands of years.

  

Wells and drilling were a common scene for  80 years and are still apparent, though dwindling, in Huntington Beach today. In 1965, there were 2,270 wells in Huntington Beach. Approximately 19 million barrels were produced that year, bringing in more than $45 million for their owners. It is only recently that the city has come to realize the lost revenue from an industry which helped build an infrastructure but no longer pumps in the dollars from "black gold." 


Information from: Huntington Beach, The Gem of the South Coast, by: Diann Marsh  
Heritage Media Corp., 1999, ISBN1-886-483-20-5  

 

 
 


 

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