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Overview of Mentryville
Pico Canyon, California

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Overview of Mentryville, 1890s-early 1900s. At upper left is the 20,000-bbl oil storage tank erected in 1883. At right is oil field superintendent C.A. Mentry's 13-room mansion, known as the Pico Cottage or the Big House. In the trees above it (to its east) is the 1885 Felton School, which still stands, and beyond that, the community room/dance hall, which doesn't. At left in the foreground is the barn, which also still exists. All of the buildings, including the school and barn, were painted in a gray or cream color under Standard Oil Co. ownership, so this photograph might date to the second half of the first decade of the 20th Century.

See the same view of Mentryville ~1920, after the oil tank was removed, here.


RL2801a: 19200 dpi jpeg from smaller jpeg.
PICO OIL CAMP

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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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