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    A forest of oil derricks makes a ghostly backdrop for a conversation in Signal Hill, California, in 1941. The city is located north of Long Beach in Los Angeles County. The complex geology of the L.A. Basin caused massive amounts of oil to be trapped beneath the city, which fed a booming oil industry at the turn of the century. At their peak, the wells at Signal Hill led California oil production. Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

    Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills

    Feininger, Andreas (1906-1999) - 1948 Oil Field, Signal Hill, near Long Beach, California by RasMarley, via Flickr

    Nob Hill, 1955

    The Beverly Hills Hotel via closeup.de

    Angels Flight tramway, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles | Bob Kent

    Tehama County, California,

    Stan’s Drive-In, Hollywood, California, 26 March 1958. Just over the hill from the Valley.

    Old Long Beach

    Beverly Hills Hosiery

    Grace Cathedral, Nob Hill, San Francisco, by Ryan Salsig

    New Grand Hotel Bunker Hill

    Long Beach, Los Angeles, California

    North Beach, San Francisco!

    Long Beach, Los Angeles

    Pasadena (City of Roses) City Hall, Pasadena, CA

    Bunker Hill 1963... so sad to see part of history abandoned!

    Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa County. CA

    Big Sur Looking North by JohnThomson, via Flickr

    Angel Food Donuts... Long Beach, California

    California.surf country