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March 22, 2010 |  2:05 am



 
March 22, 1910, Oil Wells


March 22, 1910, Oil Wells

March 22, 1910: Oil executive A.B. Cohn says "... the Lakeview gusher can be seen sprouting oil like a miniature volcano for 20 miles across the desert country and it is impossible to approach within a reasonable distance of the well unless one is prepared to take a shower bath in crude oil. The oil, he says, is being thrown from the well in a stream as thick as a man's waist to a height of 300 feet.”


It’s interesting to speculate on the environmental effects of letting these wells gush onto the ground, where the oil was collected in open reservoirs.



March 22, 1910, Oil Wells

March 22, 1910, Oil Wells

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