1921 It was a
very good year for the busy city of Los Angeles,
and all of Southern California. It started with
a good omen. The California Bears soundly defeated
Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, to the delight
of the local newspapers, who scornfully declared
that the Ohio team wasn't even in the same league
as "Our Boys."
New oil fields were virtually an every-year
discovery in the basin, but June 1921 brought
in the kind of find every wildcatter dreams
about: the gushing riches of Signal Hill.