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Lakeview Gusher 1

     
California State Historical Marker, Kern County
 
 
Petroleum Club Rd (County Rd 277T, P.M. 1.1) between Kerto and Cadet Rds, 1.5 mi N of Maricopa via Hwy 33, Maricopa, CA, USA

Latitude & Longitude:
35.091424, -119.401377
 
 
      America's most spectacular gusher 'blew in' here on March 14, 1910. Initial flow was 18,000 barrels per day, and later reached an uncontrolled peak of 100,000 barrels per day, completely destroying the derrick. This Union Oil Company well between Taft and Maricopa produced nine million barrels of oil in 18 months.

Dedicated Feb. 3, 1952
Marker placed by Miocene Parlor No. 228 N.D.G.W.
Kern County Historical Society
Kern County Museum
State Registered Landmark No. 485

 
Last updated: 11/11/2009 11:05:23


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