#0485 Lakeview Gusher No. 1


#0485 Lakeview Gusher No. 1

Site information:

Petroleum Club Rd, between Kerto and Cadet Rds, 1.5 mi N of Maricopa via Hwy 33


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Lakeview Gusher No. 1

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.

Registered 8/7/1951