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Coastal Drilling Company at Swanson River oilfield, 1959

Coastal Drilling of Bakersfield, California was the first company to drill in the newly discovered Swanson River field, within the Kenai National Moose Range (now the Kenai Wildlife Refuge ). Over 3,000 miles north from home base was quite a shocker for these "roughnecks". Sterling was hardly a wide spot in the road while Soldotna was not much more. Soldotna had a bare essential grocery store.

Individuals

n/a

Collection

Cheechako News

Location

Swanson River, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Date

1959

Photographer

Cheechako file photo

Image Type

B&W print

Dimensions

3 x 7

Condition

good

Identified By

Marge Mullen

Date Cataloged

2001-02-06

Archive Location

KPC Anthropology Lab


Use Agreement and Restrictions

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