“a third strike in 1933 had world wide impact because of the new techniques it demonstrated. up until that time, drilling had been on the near-vertical, directly over an oil pool, with the invention of controlled directional drilling, first used successfully here to tap the tide land pools, a well could be drilled on a slant, in any desired direction. within a year, 90 wells were producing from tall rigs along the coastline.”
06/08/2012 § 1 Comment
huntington beach (c. 1920-40) (via)
orange county archives, view huntington pier oil well derick historical beach california (c. 1930-40s) (via)
huntington beach oil wells soapbox derby (c. 1930 – 40s) (via)
woah. last week i joked about the improbability of mary lydecker’s collages. her works were believable but they also seemed a bit to far fetched. turns out i never grew up in huntington beach during the oil boom.
there will be greed
a young hare
[title] the title comes from this website which has a catalog of uncanny huntington beach photographs.
[images] the images come from a variety of places linked above. but it all began with this tumblr image i stumbled across on polychroniadis.
[more uncanny landscapes] as mentioned mary lydecker has pieced together some amazing collages. i wonder if she was aware of these real bizarre landscapes.