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Early Oil & Gas Production in California
Calif. Dept. of Conservation


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Early Oil & Gas Production in California

Produced by:
California Department of Conservation
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
1985

Description: An account of the early days in oil and gas fields in Ventura County and Pico Canyon (Newhall). Shows jackline plant in operation; shows Pico No. 4 oil well in operation; includes interview with Pico oil field foreman Frenchy Lagasse; more.

Written and Directed by Susan F. Hodgson
Videography and Animation by Jim Spriggs
Narrated by Terry Nelson
Music by The Muletones

Credits:
Dr. H.B. Alexander
ARCO Oil & Gas Co.
Carl Breig
California Oil Museum, Unocal Corp.
California State Library
Chevron USA Inc.
Murray Dosch
Ralph Hansen
E.C. Holmes, Texaco Producing Inc.
Frenchy Lagasse
Frank F. Latta
Lowie Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Marlin-West Drilling Co. Inc.
Richard Marshall, Unocal Corp.
Steven Mulqueen
Ferrell Nixon
Bill Rintoul
George Shumway
Michael Stettner
The Oildale News
Warren W. Thompson, T&T Energy Service Inc.
Peggy Walker

PICO OIL CAMP

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

Standard Oil Co. History to 1929


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Description 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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