Elsmere Canyon Oil History

View looking west over Elsmere Canyon - Plate 7B (right view) from "The Santa Clara Valley, Puente Hills and Los Angeles Oil Districts, Southern California" by George Eldridge and Ralph Arnold, USGS Bulletin 309, 1907. Picture taken in 1905 by Arnold. This is one of only two pictures that I have found showing oil derricks in Elsmere Canyon. There are actually 8 derricks visible in this picture, although two can only be seen by blowing up the picture

Same view as above on 12/24/2006

Oil Pages

History of Oil Development Oil Seeps
2011/12 Well abandonment Artifacts
Oil Well Locations Cable Tool Rig
Jack Plant Jack Plant 2
Museums E. A. Clampitt