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Maricopa
Kern County, California


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Maricopa Museum in downtown Maricopa

Maricopa Museum in downtown Maricopa

Maricopa Memorial Park and Museum in downtown Maricopa.

Maricopa, California

Date photographed: October 31, 2013
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Oil pumps near Maricopa

Oil pumps near Maricopa

Oil pumps on the north edge of the town of Maricopa. This has been the largest oil-producing area in the US for over a century.

Maricopa, California

Date photographed: October 31, 2013
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Historical marker at the Lakeview Gusher

Historical marker at the Lakeview Gusher

Historical marker at the site of the Lakeview Gusher near Maricopa. It erupted up to 100,000 barrels a day for 544 days until sucessfully capped.

near Maricopa, California

Date photographed: October 31, 2013
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Lakeview Gusher crater

Lakeview Gusher crater

The eruption of the Lakeview Gusher blasted a crater that is still evident.

near Maricopa, California

Date photographed: October 31, 2013
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Earthworks to contain the Lakeview Gusher

Earthworks to contain the Lakeview Gusher

Urgent efforts were made to contain the oil from the Lakeview Gusher and prevent it from reaching the shore of Buena Vista Lake.

near Maricopa, California

Date photographed: October 31, 2013
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