oil drilling region of the Southern Central Valley
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SW of Bakersfield
on Hwy 166 @ jct Hwy 33
The 2 block strip of brick buildings is downtown Maricopa, with a gas station & a motel nearby. A small diner, Jolly Kone & steak house are your choices for restaurants. Carrizo Plain National Monument is closeby with an awesome display of wildflowers.