Long Beach Area History: Signal Hill

Long Beach Area History: Signal Hill

(California: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive),
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Abstract / Summary
Oil was discovered on Signal Hill, north of the City of Long Beach, in 1921. Soon more wells were brought it and the field spread into the City. As more people moved into the area to work on the wells and the developments that followed them, people in pre-existing neighborhoods worried that the field's spread might bring out of control wells, smelly sump holes and dangerous equipment near their homes. In response, Long Beach adopted regulations that limited oil development. Even as the City incorporated outlying neighborhoods that filled with the homes of oil workers and those in related industries, people on top of the hill, near the center of petroleum development, resisted. And in 1926 they incorporated their own City of Signal Hill which is completely surrounded by the City of Long Beach.
Field of Interest
Letters and Diaries
Content Type
Oral history
Format
Related Web resources
URL
https://csulb-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.3/206609
Publisher
California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Place Published / Released
California
Subject
Letters and Diaries, History, Economics, Environment, Labor force, United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos, California, Long Beach, CA, North America, Signal Hill, CA, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos

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