(ca. 1940)^ - Aerial view of a fairly deserted Pike amusement park and downtown Long Beach, CA. The large roller coaster, the Cyclone Racer (center) is the largest attraction at the park. Numerous oil derricks can be seen in the background on top of Signal Hill.
"Oil Island" was located on La Cienega Blvd., between Beverly and 3rd Street. The wooden derrick was originally constructed in 1907 in the middle of a bean field. When the city extended La Cienega to Sunset Blvd., there was a dispute over the cost of the well, so the city built around it. In 1946, an agreement was struck and the well was dismantled. (LAPL) Bizarre Los Angeles.
California Map Vintage 1930 Original Picture Map - Antique California Map - Charming - Fun. $44.00, via Etsy.