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A real photo postcard depicting the Ventura Pier after the ship Coos Bay collided with it. A man is visible in the foreground surveying the damaged pier. The pier appears to be cut in half. Three men are visible on the other side of the cut looking…

Oil Well Blowout
Closeup view of oil pouring out of the ground in a blow out. Library records indicate: "General Petroleum Co. Barnard Well No. 5. Gas explosion which wrecked derrick. This well practically proved Ventura Ave. field, but it was several years until a…

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Train Wreck West of Ventura, 1901
Scene of a train wreck occurring west of Ventura. Rail cars are seen laying across the tracks. Many men and women stand around the wrecked train cars along the tracks and along the fencing along the coastline. Mountains or hills on the right side of…
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