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Title
Oil well fire topples tower of steel
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1952
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Sprawled like the skeleton of a giant dinosaur, the melted and collapsed tower of a blown-out oil well on the Inglewood Country Club, lies wrecked alongside the erupting well. White-hot flames and a mixture of mud and oil gush skyward while firemen play water on other nearby equipment to prevent the spread of flames. Attempts to cap the well may be made. Photo dated: December 31, 1952.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00037072
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1998
CARL0000040076
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/12059
Subject
Inglewood Country Club (Inglewood, Calif.)
Oil fields--California--Inglewood
Fires--California--Inglewood
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Inglewood
Inglewood (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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