Dec. 2, 1904: With a mighty roar, a column of oil and gasoline shot up through the rig floor to a height of 150 feet, and oil started to pour down the gullies and creek beds. Consequently, Hartnell No. 1, without end to be known as “Aged Maud,” and the most important producer of oil the planet had at any time observed, was born.
Dec.15, 1917: Two hundred and fifty adult men from this region were serving in Uncle Sam’s support, including some who were being by now in France.
Dec. 5, 1922: The Santa Maria Chapter of Rotary Worldwide, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Rotary Club, was chartered and satisfied for the initial time at the Santa Maria Inn.
Dec. 25, 1925: KFXC, operated by Capt. Allan G. Hancock’s La Brea Securities, went on the air for the initially time.
December 1926: Radio station KSMR, operated by the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, started broadcasting.
Dec. 14, 1932: Melbourne “Rocky” Dana was appointed justice of the peace in Nipomo.
Dec. 1, 1933: Santa Maria been given information from the federal authorities that it would acquire money to develop a new Metropolis Corridor.
Dec. 5, 1933: Prohibition finished.
Sep. 9, 1939: Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 held determination products and services at its new lodge on Vine Road (now the site of Sears parking lot).
Dec. 31, 1939: With about 2,400 strains in service, the Related Telephone Business Ltd. obtained the Santa Barbara Telephone Firm. In January of 1953, Affiliated Telephone became General Phone Enterprise.