Huntington Beach, 1926: Black Gold City, U.S.A?

While Huntington Beach may have earned the nickname “Surf City, U.S.A.” in the latter half of the 20th century, it wasn’t exactly a beachgoer’s dream in 1926 during the oil boom. When looking very carefully at the right side of the photo, the Pacific Electric “Red Car” can be seen passing by old Huntington Inn.


Photo courtesy of Orange County Archives.

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