Industry: a testament of strength

By Nikolas Samuels

Last update: Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Industrial machinery represents two aspects of American culture. The huge metal beams are a testament to American strength.

But, they are also a sign of the passage of time—a reminder of the industrial system that America has depended on for so long.

One feature is still clear about these metal dinosaurs. They are beautiful.

Oil machinery, a testament to the strength of American culture, sits off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
A silhouette of an oil well is seen off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
A caution sign lays on the ground near the oil wells off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Oil wells sit off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

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Industry: a testament of strength

Oil machinery sits off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Industrial machinery represents two aspects of American culture. The huge metal beams are a testament to American strength.

But, they are also a sign of the passage of time—a reminder of the industrial system that America has depended on for so long.

One feature is still clear about these metal dinosaurs. They are beautiful.

Oil machinery, a testament to the strength of American culture, sits off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
A silhouette of an oil well is seen off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
A caution sign lays on the ground near the oil wells off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Oil wells sit off of Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

Nikolas Samuels

Nikolas Samuels