March Edness 2019: Day 9

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March Edness 2019: Day 9
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It's Day 9 of this year's March Edness! Can you guess the location of the photo? Enter your guess in the form below by 8:00 p.m. and be specific. (What's March Edness? Learn all about it here.)

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This clock with a drawing of an oil derrick is located in front of the Old Town Orcutt Revitalization Association at 120 E. Clark Ave in Orcutt. It's also near the corner of Clark Ave and Derrick Alley, and the service station on the corner. 

The town clock was dedicated to the community of Orcutt by the Revitalization Association on February 24, 2009. And it isn't just any oil derrick pictured in the center of the clock, it's "Old Maud," which is spelled right under the drawing.

The Orcutt Oil Field, discovered in 1901 by William Warren Orcutt, was the first giant field to be found in Santa Barbara County. In 1904 a drilling crew transporting equipment was involved in a road accident that toppled their boiler. Instead of putting it together and traveling to their destination, they decided to keep it there and drill in that location.

This lazy decision ended up being the most profitable in Orcutt history as they discovered the largest oil producer on the continent at this time. The well was named "Old Maud" and it produced 12,000 barrels per day, and over 2 million barrels in its history before being plugged and abandoned in 1988. The origin of the name "Old Maud" is uncertain, but some attribute it to the name of a mule, while others say it's after a local prostitute, according to Wikipedia.

Day 9 Point Winners

  • Penelope805
  • Camster
  • Britt
  • mfitch54
  • Rone
  • holazola
  • geckogirl23
  • cones
  • HDB
  • macpuzl
  • mtn.driver
  • jsp047
  • RexofSB
  • kcottrell
  • Neighbor

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REX OF SB Mar 15, 2019 11:43 AM
March Edness 2019: Day 9

My son, the other half of Team Rex, was in Dubai when he told me the correct answer. I was gobsmacked.

Flicka Mar 15, 2019 10:14 AM
March Edness 2019: Day 9

Congratulations, Penelope805 for being back on top. Bet you'll be the winner.

Edhat Staff Mar 15, 2019 10:40 AM
March Edness 2019: Day 9

Correct, the order of the names does not signify point totals.

a-1593711864 Mar 15, 2019 10:38 AM
March Edness 2019: Day 9

I don't think where a player's name is has anything to do with ranking.

mfitch54 Mar 14, 2019 10:01 PM
March Edness 2019: Day 9

I’m glad to see Ed making good on the point of photos being ANYWHERE in Santa Barbara County! Keeping us on our toes!

JaneMarie0405 Mar 14, 2019 09:55 PM
March Edness 2019: Day 9

Tbh, I am surprised to see so many folks get this one. I think this one was nicely hidden in North County. :D. Great job, everyone!

mfitch54 Mar 15, 2019 12:44 PM
March Edness 2019: Day 9

Hi Jane! Best wishes to team Camster from team mfitch54!

JaneMarie0405 Mar 14, 2019 10:07 PM
March Edness 2019: Day 9

Yah, I agree its super fun! I am part of Camster. I was hoping this one would trick folks ;-)

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