Taft, California: Giant Oil Worker Monument

It's supposedly the largest bronze sculpture in California. A driller, roustabout, and tool dresser busy themselves on a 34-foot-tall drilling rig. Unveiled in late 2010. Cost $1.2 million.

S. 6th St., Taft, CA
From Hwy 33 turn southwest onto 6th St. Drive four blocks. You'll see it on the left.
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Giant Oil Worker Monument

Night view of the Oil Worker Monument.

[Scott Sheahen, 12/13/2018]

Oil Workers Monument.

Giant Oil Worker Monument

The Oil Worker Monument is in a park on the edge of the historic part of Taft. A block away is the Fox Theater.

[Dorrie McPhetridge, 07/07/2015]

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