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Machine Shop
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Machine shop area, aka "the works," at the back of Pico Canyon, November 1910.

The view is looking to the northeast, down canyon. The oil town of Mentryville is about 1.4 miles down canyon from this location.

CSO Hill is on the left. PCO Hill is on the right. Local historian Stan Walker identifies the oil wells as follows: The famous CSO-4 is farthest left; above and slightly to the right of it is CSO-5.In the lower right-hand corner is CSO-1. The photographer is standing at CSO-29.

Further reading:

Pico Canyon / Mentryville Index

The Pico Ghost Camp by Arthur B. Perkins, 1962.

The Story of Mentryville by Leon Worden, 1996 ff.


AP2006: 19200 dpi jpeg from copy print of printed image.
PICO OIL CAMP

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CSOW Time Book
1887-1889

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SCV History Moment

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Early Oil & Gas Production in Calif. (Video 1985)

Standard Oil Co. History to 1929


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Description Jan. 1877

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Description May 1877

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Description 9-26-1882

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Oil Tank Const. & Death 1883

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Mentryville 1885-1891

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CSO Hill 1883

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Oil Works ~1885

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The Pico Field 1890

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PCO Hill ~1890s

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CSO Jackline Plant

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Farrar & Tufts Boiler

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Mentryville 1890s-1900s

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Reamer Patent 1900

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Machine Shop 1910

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Machine Shop 1910s

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Mentryville ~1920

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Pico No. 4, 1931

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CSO Jackline Plant

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PCO Jackline Plant Remnants

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Darryl Manzer at Firehouse ~1961

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Darryl Manzer at Field Office ~1961

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Pico No. 4, 1961

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PCO Jackline Plant Removal 1974-75

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CSO Jackline Plant 1974-75

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A.C. Mentry Blacksmith Forge

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