(Submitted by Truefinger)
When oil was discovered along the Kern River bank in 1899 near Bakersfield, California, thousands of fortune seekers, oil companies, and railroads rushed to the state, setting up oil fields up and down the coast. This particular picture is from Huntington Beach (Surf City).
(Submitted by Lisa De Torres)
“Image is a scanned postcard and is credited as a Getty Image on the back.”
(Submitted by Max)