#0580 Well "Alamitos 1"


#0580 Well "Alamitos 1"

Site information:

NE corner of Temple Ave and Hill St, Signal Hill


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Discovery Well
Shell Oil Company – Alamitos No. 1
June 25, 1921.

One of the world’s most famous wells, Alamitos No. 1, was started on March 23, 1921, and completed June 25, 1921, at a depth of 3,114 feet, flowing 590 barrels of oil a day.

This discovery well led to the development of one of the most productive oil fields in the world and helped to establish California as a major oil producting state.

This monument commemorating Alamitos No. 1 is a tribute to the petroleum pioneers for their success here, a success which has, by aiding in the growth and expansion of the petroleum industry, contributed so much to the welfare of mankind.

Dedicated May 3, 1952.  Shell Oil Company, The Petrolum Production Pioneers

Registered 5/1/1957