This Week in Petroleum History, September 30 to October 6

September 30, 2006 – Bronze Roughnecks dedicated at Signal Hill, California

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Signal Hill once had so many derricks people called it Porcupine Hill. The city of Long Beach is visible in the distance.

A “Tribute to the Roughnecks” statue by Cindy Jackson was dedicated near the Alamitos No. 1 well, which in 1921 revealed California’s prolific Long Beach oilfield 20 miles ...

Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society