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Oil well fire and nearby road with workmen and police (?), Santa Fe Springs, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
October 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A fire engulfs one of many oil wells in an oil field in what possibly is Santa Fe Springs. Several dozen wells dot the landscape, as well as machinery, smoke stacks, pipes, and countless telephone wires and their towers. Also included in this image are pedestrians, some in police or security uniform, others in workmen's clothes. Road signs warn of the nearby risks, reading, "STOP DANGER" and "ROAD CLOSED" for example. Motorcycles are parked next to the signs.
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: Santa Fe Oil Wells, 2602, [stamped: OCT 24 1935]
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Fires--California--Santa Fe Springs
Oil wells--California--Santa Fe Springs
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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