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PCO Hill
Pico Canyon, California


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A few of PCO Hill in Pico Canyon, ~1890s. Photograph by Rudolph Eugene Nickel, publisher of the Acton Rooster newspaper.

PCO Hill is on the south/east side, deep in the canyon (left side as you're going up). At the photographer's back is CSO Hill, where the famous CSO No. 4 oil well was located.

According to local historian Stan Walker, Pico No. 1 is at lower left in this photograph and Pico No. 2 is at bottom-center. Note the two men standing atop the Pico No. 1 derrick.


Same view in 2013. Photo by Stan Walker.

Further reading:

Pico Canyon / Mentryville Index

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

The Only Kid in Mentryville by Darryl Manzer, 1997.

Perspectives Shape Memories of Mentryville by Darryl Manzer, 2013.


AP9001: 19200 dpi jpeg from digital image by Leon Worden, 3-2-2008, of original photograph.
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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