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  • Tags: Mobile cranes -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.

The Silver Tip oil well just outside of Coalinga, California. The well blew in with the greatest gusher known in California at that time. The oil flow was estimated at 10,000 - 20,000 barrels a day. The roar of the well could be clearly heard in the…

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…
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