The Oil Fields

The Oil Fields Bakersfield California Oil Wells


Stock #: 656211
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Bakersfield
State: California (CA)
County: Kern
Publisher: VI Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The city of Bakersfield, at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, owes its rapid rise and much of its present prosperity to the development of the oil resources of Kern County. The oil industry in this section is immense, the fields being equalled in output only by those of Baku, Russia. One-eighth of the world's petroleum comes from here. The oil fields, with their great derricks, when seen at a distance, present the appearance of a forest of pine trees.