McDonald's With Real Oil Wells.

McDonald's With Oil Wells in Parking Lot

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Signal Hill, California

Over 200 pumpjacks bob away all over the petroleum-scented suburb of Signal Hill, which was carved out of Long Beach in the 1920s largely because of the oil discovered beneath it (At one time there were so many derricks in town that it was nicknamed Porcupine Hill). The McDonald's is probably the oddest place to watch the oilfield hardware in action; they're out by the drive-thru. More pumpjacks are across the street in the parking lot of Curley's Cafe, where the decor has an oilfield theme.

McDonald's With Oil Wells in Parking Lot

Address:
2599 Cherry Ave., Signal Hill, CA
Directions:
I-405 exit 29C. Drive south on Orange Ave. for a half-mile. Turn left onto E. Willow St. Drive a half-mile. The McDonald's will be on the right, on the southwest corner of Cherry Ave. and East Willow St.
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