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   The Gettys incursion in the California oil fields

Page entitled : The Gettys, father and son, successful California oil producers

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How Jean Paul and George F. Getty launched a new venture to develop oil fields in California, their success and rise to wealth


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Unlike Oklahoma, where most oil fields were discovered and developed by independent wildcatters, California in the 1920s was firmly in the hands of a few major companies, including Standard Oil (SOCAL), Union Oil and Shell. Each of these companies had opened a major oil field in the Los Angeles Basin : Santa Fe Springs (Union Oil, 1919), Huntington Beach (SOCAL, 1920) and Long Beach (Shell Oil, 1921). This left ...

 

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