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Petroleum Highway

Hwy 33, Kern County
San Joaquin Valley
Sept. 2, 2013

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Bored with running up and down I-5, I detoured off the main road as I came down from the Tejon Pass and discovered an artifact from California's industrial heritage: The Petroleum Highway, where thousands of oil derricks are still pumping away, drawing crude up from the depths of rock and sand under the San Joaquin Valley.