Sunday, February 15, 2009

Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Orange, etc.

These photos show Huntington Beach in the early 1920s - when the oil boom was in full swing. Within a month of striking oil, the City's population grew from 1,500 to 5,000 and the skyline began to fill with wooden derricks. Imagine what a change that was for a small beach town. Today's Register features a new article about the City's centennial celebration.
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Other recent Register articles of historical interest include a piece on Beek's Place in Black Star Canyon, an update on the remodeling (or remuddling?) of the Port Theater in Corona del Mar, and the news that one of the old hangars at MCAS El Toro has temporarily been turned into an ice skating rink.
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The WalterWorld blog has a "then and now" post about the Crown Motel in Anaheim.
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The 1927 gas station at 305 S. Main St. in Orange will be preserved. Although the most recent tenant, the Blue Orchid Flower Shop, has moved out, the building will either be preserved on site or moved to another location.

2 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Fantastic HB pics. Still unreal how different it was then.

DregerClock.org said...

amazing photos of HB!