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Name: Lakeview Gusher 1
Site Number: #485
Date Visited: 02/15/2016
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: Petroleum Club Rd., Maricopa, CA 93252
Coordinates35.0915691,-119.4009068
Website: N/A

Description: America’s most spectacular gusher blew in here on March 14, 1910. Initially 18,000 barrels per day, the flow later reached an uncontrolled peak of 100,000 barrels per day, completely destroying the derrick. This Union Oil Company well produced nine million barrels of oil in 18 months.