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Ellwood Oil Fields and Barnsdall-Rio Grande Gas Station & Restaurant

ELLWOOD OIL FIELDS

The First Oil Well of the Ellwood Oil Field Was Brough in 1000 feet 
South of this Spot in 1928 by the Barnsdall-Rio Grande Oil Company. 
It Was Referred to as Luton-Bell Number 1.

BARNSDALL-RIO GRANDE 
Gas Station and Restaurant 

Built in 1928, This Was The First Gas Station of the Barnsdall-Rio Grande Oil 
Co., Which Drilled the Ellwood Oild Field Discovery Well in 1929. Wheeler's [?] 
Restaurant (circa 1930 [?]) Was Adjacent to the Station on the West Side. 
"The Postman Always Rings Twice [?]" Film Was Made Here in 19[??]

Submitted by @oranv

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