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Oil Industry in California, 1911-1914

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

The Oil Industry in California collection consists of 383 photographs taken from 1911-1914. The photographer is unknown. Every aspect of the industry is depicted: choosing and clearing the site, hauling the pipes, line, and equipment; drilling water wells; building derricks; constructing offices, camps, housing, and facilities for workers; pumping stations; boilers; sluicing; equipment and tools; men working; and accidents and fires. The collection includes scenes of Casitas, Kettleman Hills, Coyote Creek, and La Belle Oil Company lands and wells. The collection is arranged chronologically. Captions are typewritten on the snapshots, presumably by the photographer.... View collection guide.

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