Construction of the massive Union Oil reservoirs on Tank Farm Road in 1910. In the era before diesel fired bulldozers, 300 teamsters were required to run the horse teams excavating 80,000 cubic yards of earth from each reservoir. Each reservoir cost $250,000 (about $6,000,000 in 2016 dollars.) The roof on the largest reservoir could have covered Spanos Stadium.
Construction of the massive Union Oil reservoirs on Tank Farm Road in 1910. In the era before diesel fired bulldozers, 300 teamsters were required to run the horse teams excavating 80,000 cubic yards of earth from each reservoir. Each reservoir cost $250,000 (about $6,000,000 in 2016 dollars.) The roof on the largest reservoir could have covered Spanos Stadium. Courtesy of Chevron Chevron photo
Construction of the massive Union Oil reservoirs on Tank Farm Road in 1910. In the era before diesel fired bulldozers, 300 teamsters were required to run the horse teams excavating 80,000 cubic yards of earth from each reservoir. Each reservoir cost $250,000 (about $6,000,000 in 2016 dollars.) The roof on the largest reservoir could have covered Spanos Stadium. Courtesy of Chevron Chevron photo