Category: Petroleum

Oil derrick as Christmas tree

18dec22_39oilDerrickChristmasTreeImage: Photo courtesy Orange County Archives via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/399342691954304011/ .

Oil derrick as Christmas tree, Huntington Beach, 1939.

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Arvin Co-Op Store

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Image: Dorothea Lange photo for U.S. Department of Agriculture via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arvin,_Kern_County,_California._Co-op_store_and_gas_station_established_December_1939_in_the_Arvin_F_._._._-_NARA_-_521769.jpg .

Arvin, Kern County, California. Co-op store and gas station established December 1939 in the Arvin Farm Labor Camp (F.S.A.) by sixty camp members each of whom contributed $1 to start the enterprise.

Arvin is 15 miles southeast of Bakersfield, California.