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February 21, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, Times Staff Writer
Among the viridescent, rolling hills of George Lechler's ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley, a steady whine rises above the intermittent lowing of cattle. It's the whine of oil drills, similar to the hundreds that used to crowd the valley. But now, as in other parts of the region, they are fading to a whimper. Oil was a driving force from the 1940s through the 1960s, when speculators found the Santa Clarita Valley chock-full of fertile fields.
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February 21, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, Times Staff Writer
Among the viridescent, rolling hills of George Lechler's ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley, a steady whine rises above the intermittent lowing of cattle. It's the whine of oil drills, similar to the hundreds that used to crowd the valley. But now, as in other parts of the region, they are fading to a whimper. Oil was a driving force from the 1940s through the 1960s, when speculators found the Santa Clarita Valley chock-full of fertile fields.
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