Part of the "Memory Necklace"
—A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail —In 1920, Signal Hill was a grassy dome dotted with seasonal farms. Though there was interest, opinions among oil company geologists about the prospects for oil here were mixed. A well near the corner of Wardlow and Atlantic Streets, drilled to 3,449 feet in 1916, had become known as "the expensive dry hold." Obtaining oil leases in Signal Hill was also expensive and difficult because exclusive residential estates were being built in the area. This rural domain would soon change with the discovery of oil.
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|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 392729 N 3740318|
|Decimal Degrees||33.79760000, -118.15881667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 47.856', W 118° 9.529'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 47' 51.36" N, 118° 9' 31.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2229-2271 Temple Ave, Signal Hill CA 90755, US|
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