Discovery Well - Signal Hill Field

Discovery Well - Signal Hill Field (HMZ1)

Location: Signal Hill, CA 90755 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

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.
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HM NumberHMZ1
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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
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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