Thursday, December 28, 2006

Huntington Beach: the Way It Used to Be

Oil discoveries in Huntington Beach, California in 1920 and 1921 drove local residents in the words of one observer, "stark. staring. oil mad." Speculation was in the air because people saw this as the land of easy money. In 1928, Huntington Beach was lined with oil derricks as pictured above.

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