Coalinga oilfield Coalinga California

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Title

Coalinga oilfield Coalinga California

Subject

Cranes, derricks, etc. -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Mobile cranes -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Oil industries -- California -- Fresno County -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Coalinga (Calif.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Coalinga (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Description

A 1913 view of Coalinga and the surrounding oil derricks. The town of Coalinga originally started in the late 1800's when coal was discovered in the foothills. The market for coal eventually dropped when oil was discovered and Coalinga changed into an oil boom town. Coalinga was incorporated on 3, April 1906. By 1910 the Coalinga Chamber of Commerce proclaimed Coalinga the greatest oilfield in the United States with some 590 wells producing $10.2 million worth of oil annually.

Source

1 photographic print (postcard) :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

1913

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0092

Coverage

1913

Files

frp0092a.jpg

Citation

“Coalinga oilfield Coalinga California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed February 25, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1742.

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