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Signal Hill, California Historical Markers

 
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By Michael Kindig, November 24, 2016
Unity Monument
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — "Unity Monument"
Dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001, including those who lost their lives and those who lost their loved ones. This monument is a symbol of our nation’s renewed strength and unity, blending five operate metals (stainless steel, brass, . . . — Map (db m100534) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — “Tribute to the Roughnecks”Cindy Jackson, Sculptor
To honor the courageous men and women who have been a part of the oil fields of Signal Hill, a field proven to be one of the richest in North America. They are represented in this depiction by: Jerrel C. Barto Born 1935 in Wakefield, . . . — Map (db m100535) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — 6 — Broadcasting and Music on the HillPart of the “Memory Necklace” — A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail
The Hilltop Star Room, also known as the Hilltop Cafe, was once an entertainment icon on “The Hill.” The building, located just in front of this panel, was the old carriage house from the Denni Mansion property, hauled across the street . . . — Map (db m100455) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — 2 — Car Climbs on the HillPart of the “Memory Necklace” — A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail
The ascent of Signal Hill (elevation 364 feet) was not just a fantasy for automobile drivers of the early 1920s. In January 1921, the Long Beach Daily Telegram advertised an upcoming effort by a Dodge touring car to climb “The . . . — Map (db m100502) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — 1 — Discovery of Oil on the HillPart of the “Memory Necklace” — A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail
In 1920, Signal Hill was a grassy dome dotted with seasonal farms. Though there was interest, opinions among oil company geologists about the prospects for oil here were mixed. A well near the corner of Wardlow and Atlantic Streets, drilled to 3,449 . . . — Map (db m100450) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — 580 — Discovery Well - Signal Hill Field
Shell Oil Company – Alamitos No. 1 • June 25, 1921. One of the world’s most famous wells, Alamitos No. 1, was started on March 23, 1921, and completed June 25, 1921, at a depth of 3,114 feet, flowing 590 barrels of oil a day. . . . — Map (db m2476) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — 4 — Early Aviation on the HillPart of the “Memory Necklace” — A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail
Signal Hill was the early launch site of Earl Daugherty, pioneer aviator, airplane builder and WWI flying ace. Just a few years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, (on December 17, 1903), Daugherty was handcrafting primitive . . . — Map (db m100453) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — Hilltop Park
[Walkway Poem] Here on this hill what perspective to see our world ourselves with clarity Each point of view repositioning living vibrant inspiring We come to this place when life gets too fast to reflect on . . . — Map (db m100780) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — 3 — Japanese Farming on the HillPart of the “Memory Necklace” — A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail
Signal Hill was home to fruit, flower and vegetable farms beginning in the early 1900s. In addition to the backyard gardens of hill residents, land was leased by Japanese “truck farmers” who grew produce and flowers to sell commercially . . . — Map (db m100452) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — 5 — Oil Fires on the HillPart of the “Memory Necklace” — A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail
High concentrations of natural gas posed a constant danger to oilmen developing the Signal Hill field in the form of “gassers,” “gushers,” gas flares and fires. When Shell Oil completed its second well in 1921. It was a . . . — Map (db m100454) HM

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