Huntington Beach Old Photos and Information for Surf City

The most recent history of Huntington Beach is 100-year venture into tourism, oil & space exploration and soft industries with corporate headquarters locating to the city. Huntington Beach's rich history of photos began with the Newland House, the Red Car, a pleasure pier, ocean plunge, pavilion and attractions not strikingly different from today.  Shortly after Huntington Beach adopted its name, an oil boom began when several veins were discovered on the land near the beach. For approximately 100 years, the derricks, offshore platforms and pumps have dotted the terrain and appeared in the landscape of photographs. While the pumps surprisingly still sit next to houses, a hotel in the downtown region and are plentiful near the wetlands, many have been capped as the price of land goes up. This picture gallery includes an assortment of photos obtained through various sources and is brought to you for your enjoyment. We'd like to thank those who have contributed to the cause of helping educate and remind us of our roots in the West Coast Mecca of Huntington Beach, California.
 

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Arches
 
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Red Car
 
 
Franklin Roosevelt
4th of July Parade
New Riders of the
Purple Sage
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 Robin William
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Linda Rondstadt
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John Mayall
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Kenny Rankin
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 Band
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Steve Martin
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Bachman Turner
Overdrive
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Soap Box Derby
 
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Main Street
Post Office
 
 
Realty Co. Office
 
Beach Carousel
 
Evangeline Hotel
 
John Gustafson
End of the Pier Cafe
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 Surfing Huntington
 
 
Hoyt Axton
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Main Street Biz
 
Matthew Helme
Matthew Helme(15)
Helme Building
Salt Water Plunge
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Golden Bear was a Huntington Beach institution. It helped launch the careers of countless musicians, comedians and performers. Those who already made their name elsewhere still sought to play this beach venue, known for its ability to book top acts.

The Golden Beach building was demolished and no longer exists, but the memories of great artists and the stories about their performances in Huntington Beach, California live on, as do posters, photos and flyers. Be sure to check out the list of Golden Bear performers that continues to grow as people email and let us know they played there, too.

 

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