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.