Oil – California’s Gold (609)

Huell finds out how oil made Kern County great, visiting the vast Midway-Sunset Field which is the top oil-producing field in the lower 48 states and the West Kern Oil Museum in Taft, which has one of the last huge wooden derricks in existence. He then visits the site of the Lakeview Gusher, which at the turn of the century was the largest gusher in the United States. Huell’s last stop is the South Midway Producing Field of Mobil to check out how the oil industry has advanced.

West Kern Oil Museum

*Note: Due to how this episode was digitized, this episode begins with roughly two minutes of SMPTE color bars and a black screen. Episode begins at timestamp 02:06.*