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History of Huntington Beach, California, USA

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

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The main thoroughfare of Huntington Beach, Beach Boulevard, was originally a cattle route for the main industry of the Rancho. Since its time as a parcel of the enormous Spanish land grant, Huntington Beach has undergone many incarnations. One time it was known as Shell Beach, the town of Smeltzer, and then Gospel Swamp for the revival meetings that were held in the marshland where the community college Golden West College can currently be found. Later it became known as Fairview and then Pacific City, as it developed into a tourist destination. In order to secure access to the Pacific Electric Red Car lines[14] that used to criss-cross Los Angeles and ended in Long Beach, Pacific City ceded enormous power to railroad magnate Henry E. Huntington, and thus became a city whose name has been written into corporate sponsorship, and like much of the history of Southern California, boosterism...

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  • The Huntington Beach pier was built in 1904 and was originally a 1,000 foot-long timber structure.

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  • The city's first high school, Huntington Beach High School, located on Main Street, was built in 1906.

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  • Huntington Beach was incorporated on February 17, 1909

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    Huntington Inn

    "The Inn was built on the north corner of Ocean Ave (PCH) and 8th St. in 1903. It got a new lease on life in the 1950s as an Elk's Club, but was demolished in 1969. Today, a motel (also called the Huntington Inn) can be found on... Read MORE...

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Pier - Huntington Beach
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Huntington Inn

"The Inn was built on the north corner of Ocean Ave (PCH) and 8th St. in 1903. It got a new lease on life in the 1950s as an Elk's Club, but was demolished in 1969. Today, a motel (also called the Huntington Inn) can be found on... Read MORE...

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  • The Huntington Beach pier was built in 1904 and was originally a 1,000 foot-long timber structure.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The city's first high school, Huntington Beach High School, located on Main Street, was built in 1906.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Huntington Beach was incorporated on February 17, 1909

    www.wikipedia.org

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