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Town of Midland, California

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View of Midland, which was 13 miles South of McKittrick; Holmes Supply Company is at left in foreground. The picture also shows a boiler plant and a small barn for buggies. The group of shade trees in the background at right mark the location of the…

Panoramic view of Midland

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Office houses among trees are in center of picture; Bunk house is in foreground at right; Homes Supply Company is farther to the right; a row of shops is behind foreground oil derrick at center; doctor's office, house, and hospital are at left;…

Chanslor-Canfield-Midway Oil Company office and staff, Midland, California

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Shows Chanslor-Canfield-Midway's office force and workers, along with the lady cook; from the collection of Frederic Chandler Ripley, Jr.

Chanslor-Canfield-Midway Oil Company main camp, Fellows, California

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This camp likely replaced the earlier Vernette location. Office, recreation building, and work shops are near center of picture; houses and derricks are in background. Pepper trees are alongside houses. From the collection of Frederic Chandler…

Chanslor-Canfield-Midway Oil Company camp near Fellows, California

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Housing for workers is at left, headquarters building is at right,at end of street.Vernette was a railroad siding three-quarters of a mile North of Fellows. From the collection of Frederic Chandler Ripley, Jr.

Chanslor-Canfield-Midway gusher 2-6

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On November 27, 1909, gusher 2-6 came in with a roar, 2,000 barrels of oil a day, the first gusher in the Midway Valley, in Western Kern County. From the collection of Frederic Chandler Ripley, Jr.