NO. 376 CALIFORNIA STANDARD OIL WELL 1 - This well was one of the early wells that in 1899 started a new oil field called the McKittrick Field. The well pumped about 150 barrels of oil per day for the first six months - its last production was in April 1929.
McKittrick Field, 400 ft N of Well #CS-54, 0.4 mi N of State Hwy 58 (P.M.. 15.1), 1 mi S of McKittrick
We found Well #CS-54 .4 mi N of Hwy 58 NOT Hwy 50 as the OHP website states. Once we found Well #CS-54, we used a compass to pace of 400 feet north. We found a "field" of residual oil, old pipes, wood embedded in dried oil, and old wooden post, old oil clumps... perhaps this was the site of Oil Well 1?