Discovery Well - Signal Hill Field

Discovery Well - Signal Hill Field (HMZ1)

Location: Signal Hill, CA 90755 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 47.832', W 118° 9.468'

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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.

(Plaque below main plaque)
Alamitos No. 1 Discovery Well recognized as an official Bicentennial Landmark. Placed by Signal Hill City Council, Signal Hill Bicentennial Commission, Mayor Keaton R. King, Vice-Mayor Nick A Hertz, Councilman William F. Mendenhall, Councilman J. Ennis Neff, Councilman Gertrude A. Beebe, Commissioners Doris M. Miller, Marjorie E. Posner, William F. Mendenhall. Dedicated January 1976.
HM NumberHMZ1
Marker Number580
Year Placed1952
Placed ByShell Oil Company and The Petrolum Production Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 392823 N 3740272
Decimal Degrees33.79720000, -118.15780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.832', W 118° 9.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 49.92" N, 118° 9' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)562
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2875-3005 E Hill St, Signal Hill CA 90755, US
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