Huntington Beach, California (Images of America)

Chris Epting

included in 1909, Huntington seashore remained a sleepy seashore city till the city's mythical oil increase within the Twenties. Wells sprang up in a single day, and in under a month, the city's inhabitants greater than doubled. because the quarter built culturally throughout the many years, the as soon as tiny farming group elevated its dimension with 25 miles of annexations to develop into considered one of Southern California's significant vacationer locations. Pictured right here in approximately 2 hundred classic pictures is the evolution of this small seashore village right into a vintage, Southern California seashore urban, referred to as Surf urban to almost 1000000 travelers a yr. Showcased listed here are pictures obtained from urban documents, together with photographs of the well-known Huntington seashore Pier because it developed over the century, infrequent novice images of 1 of the biggest gushers in urban historical past, classic seashore scenes, hardly ever visible ancient aerial perspectives, photos of the flip of the century "Tent City," the notorious flood of 1938, and mawkish photographs of the Saltwater Plunge.

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