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#485:  Lakeview Gusher No. 1

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Location:

Petroleum Club Rd (County Rd 277T, P.M. 1.1) between Kerto and Cadet Rds, 1.5 mi N of Maricopa via Hwy 33

35.091453,-119.401132

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

America's most spectacular gusher blew in here on March 14, 1910. Initially 18,000 barrels per day, the flow later reached an uncontrolled peak of 100,000 barrels per day, completely destroying the derrick. This Union Oil Company well produced nine million barrels of oil in 18 months.

Dedicated Feb. 3 1952. Marker placed by Moicene Parlor No. 228 N.D.G.W., Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Museum.



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