La Habra in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
West Coyote Field, The La Habra Research Laboratory
On the flat land south of here Chevron operated its La Habra Research Laboratory from 1947-1999. The personnel who worked here made a number of important contributions to mankind's knowledge of geophysics, oil field recovery processes, geology, and engineering, and they brought international scientific recognition to La Habra.
This rock is diatomaceous shale from the Miocene Monterey Formation, collected near San Luis Obispo. The Monterey is one of the most important formations to California's petroleum industry. It is rich in organic material and therefore a source of petroleum and, where fractured (as in this example), is a good reservoir. Oil and gas fields associated with this formation
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Notable Places • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 33° 55.01′ N, 117° 58.043′ W. Marker is in La Habra, California, in Orange County. Marker is on West Imperial Highway (California Route 90) near Beach Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the entrance of a carwash in a circular planter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1950 West Imperial Highway, La Habra CA 90631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Habra Pacific Electric Depot (approx. 1½ miles away); La Habra's Birthplace (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Original Hass Avocado Tree (approx. 2.6 miles away); Richard Nixon in City Hall Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Many a Child (approx. 3.7 miles away); Brea Plunge (approx. 3.7 miles away); Brea American Legion Building (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ralph E. Barnes Bandstand (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Habra.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.