The oral history collection of noted Huntington Beach historian Barbara Milkovich (who moved out of state some years ago) is headed back to Orange County. I was greatly honored that she offered the tapes to me. (Am I now the default H.B. historian?!?) Although I'll be keeping copies for myself, the originals will go to the Orange County Archives, where they'll serve the public for many decades to come. The collection features interviews with Tim Talbert, Bill Galliene, Fay Clapp, Ray Stricklin and other noted local figures, including many of the people involved in the creation of Golden West College.
The photo above is a view of Huntington Beach Elementary School through the oil derricks, circa 1930.