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Discovery Well - Alamitos No. 1


Historical Monument - Alamitos No. 1 oil well



DISCOVERY WELL
SIGNAL HILL FIELD
SHELL OIL COMPANY - ALAMITOS NO. 1
JUNE 25, 1921
ONE OF THE WORLDS'S MOST FAMOUS WELLS,
ALAMITOS NO.1, WAS STARTED ON MARCH 23, 1921,
AND WAS COMPLETED JUNE 25, 1921, AT A DEPTH OF
3,114 FEET, FLOWING 590 BARRELS OF OIL A DAY.

THIS DISCOVERY WELL LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT
OF ONE OF THE MOST PRODUCTIVE OIL FIELDS IN
THE WORLD AND HELPED ESTABLISH CALIFORNIA
AS A MAJOR OIL PRODUCING STATE.

THIS MONUMENT COMMEMORATING ALAMITOS NO. 1
IS A TRIBUTE TO THE PETROLEUM PIONEERS
FOR THEIR SUCCESS HERE, A SUCCESS WHICH HAS,
BY AIDING IN THE GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE
PETROLEUM INDUSTRY, CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH
TO THE WELFARE OF MANKIND.

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DEDICATED MAY 3, 1952
SHELL OIL COMPANY
THE PETROLEUM PIONEERS

STATE REGISTERED LANDMARK NO. 580

Historical Monument - Alamitos No. 1 oil well
ALAMITOS NO. 1
DISCOVERY WELL
RECOGNIZED AS AN OFFICIAL
BICENTENNIAL LANDMARK
PLACED BY
SIGNAL HILL CITY COUNCIL
SIGNAL HILL BICENTENNIAL COMMISION
MAYOR KEATON K. KING
VICE-MAYOR NICK A. MEKIS
COUNCILMAN WILLIAM F. MENDENHALL
COUNCILMAN J. ENNIS NEFF
COUNCILMAN GERTRUDE A. BEEBE
COMMISIONERS DORIS M. MILLER
MARJORIE E. POSNER, WILLIAM F. MENDENHALL
DEDICATED JANUARY 1, 1976




The Discovery Well, Alamitos No. 1, is located in the city of Signal Hill at the corner of Temple Ave and East Hill Street. See map.



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