Part of the "Memory Necklace"
—A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail —High concentrations of natural gas posed a constant danger to oilmen developing the Signal Hill field in the form of "gassers," "gushers," gas flares and fires. When Shell Oil completed its second well in 1921. It was a "gasser" that blew out and caught fire. The flames shot 125 feet in the air and were visible from 12 miles away on land and from 30 miles out in the sea. The "gasser," which flowed natural gas at an estimated 20 million cubic feet per day, was finally extinguished by using 17 steam boilers over 36 hours. 100 pounds of dynamite snuffed out the flames of the Martin #1, another Shell well, that blew in as a "gasser."
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|Date Added||Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 392166 N 3740620|
|Decimal Degrees||33.80026667, -118.16493333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 48.016', W 118° 9.896'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 48' 0.96" N, 118° 9' 53.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2601-2607 Panorama Dr, Signal Hill CA 90755, US|
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