Petrolia, California

What is Petrolia, California known for?


including gold

of the Americas accessdate 15 January 2013 who arrived at the Pacific Coast late in the first millennium from what is now Canada. With the appearance of Western settlers in 1849, including gold rush settlers and miners, the Mattole culture quickly died out.


fishing history

, migrating gray whales can be seen from shore, as well as colonies of harbor seals (pinniped) and sea lions. Local residents use the Mattole River for swimming, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and catch and release fly fishing. History The area was originally settled by the Mattole or Pacific Coast Athapaskan Indians,


wild quot'

; of rain per year. It is wise for travelers in the area to prepare for quickly changing weather in all seasons, as there is very limited cell phone coverage, being primarily nearest the Honeydew General Store and the river valley flats nearby, should emergency help be required. Electricity and access to the area can be interrupted in inclement weather. People visiting the area are strongly encouraged to check local road reports should conditions change. Fuel is generally-but not always-available at the General Store, and at Petrolia, 15 miles to the west. Other locations Reportedly, two similar bases maintained by the Church of Spiritual Technology are located in Petrolia, California (40°22'11.53"N 124°19'57.16"W), and Creston, California (35°27'12.29"N 120°29'59.20"W), both for archiving permanent backups of Hubbard's every written and spoken word. Internal Revenue Service records show that Scientologists spent $13 million in 1992 to preserve Hubbard's fiction and non-fiction writings on 1.8 million stainless steel discs, and recorded his lectures on 187,000 nickel records. The Church of Spiritual Technology symbol also appears at the Petrolia location and in the middle of a track at the ranch in Creston, California where L. Ron Hubbard died. http: www.lermanet.com CST


talent shows

founders. Mattole Valley Historical Society webpage Community events including all ages sporting events, town wide talent shows, pancake breakfasts, and community meet-ups. In July of each year, the area hosts a music festival called "Roll on the Mattole", Roll on the Mattole, North Coast Journal


producing large

, one reaching 7.2 M w (moment magnitude scale) of rain per year. It is wise for travelers in the area to prepare for quickly changing weather in all seasons, as there is very limited cell phone coverage, being primarily nearest the Honeydew General Store and the river valley flats nearby, should emergency help be required. Electricity and access to the area can be interrupted in inclement weather. People visiting the area are strongly encouraged to check local road reports should conditions change. Fuel is generally-but not always-available at the General Store, and at Petrolia, 15 miles to the west. Other locations Reportedly, two similar bases maintained by the Church of Spiritual Technology are located in Petrolia, California (40°22'11.53"N 124°19'57.16"W), and Creston, California (35°27'12.29"N 120°29'59.20"W), both for archiving permanent backups of Hubbard's every written and spoken word. Internal Revenue Service records show that Scientologists spent $13 million in 1992 to preserve Hubbard's fiction and non-fiction writings on 1.8 million stainless steel discs, and recorded his lectures on 187,000 nickel records. The Church of Spiritual Technology symbol also appears at the Petrolia location and in the middle of a track at the ranch in Creston, California where L. Ron Hubbard died. http: www.lermanet.com CST


event show

Engineering accessdate 15 January 2013 Note photos of cracks in the Mattole Road as well as damage to buildings and landslides. The store was rebuilt in a more modern architectural style than


historical

Historical Society accessdate 15 January 2013 The last remaining descendants of the Mattole live today in Bear River (Bear River (Humboldt County)) on the Rohnerville Rancheria, but there are no remaining native speakers of the Mattole

language. There are estimated to be more than 80 archeological sites of significance in the Lost Coast area. thumb left 175px California Historical Landmark #543, California's first drilled oil wells (Image:California Historical Landmark543 Petrolia FirstOilWells.jpg) The white settlers originally called the place New Jerusalem; when the first oil was pumped in 1865, it was renamed Petrolia. ref name CGN >

; It was the site of the first oil well drilled in California. Facilities Petrolia has a small downtown area with a local


sporting events

founders. Mattole Valley Historical Society webpage Community events including all ages sporting events, town wide talent shows, pancake breakfasts, and community meet-ups. In July of each year, the area hosts a music festival called "Roll on the Mattole", Roll on the Mattole, North Coast Journal


wide talent

founders. Mattole Valley Historical Society webpage Community events including all ages sporting events, town wide talent shows, pancake breakfasts, and community meet-ups. In July of each year, the area hosts a music festival called "Roll on the Mattole", Roll on the Mattole, North Coast Journal


political culture

mi km , a trip of over an hour by car. Politics The area is liberal in political culture. Because of its isolation, the Mattole Valley has cultivated a reputation

Petrolia, California

'''Petrolia''' (formerly, '''New Jerusalem''' and '''Petrolea''') is an unincorporated community (unincorporated area) in Humboldt County (Humboldt County, California), California, and area code 707. Petrolia was the site of the first oil well drilled in California.

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