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Huntington Beach, California (Postcard History Series)

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For more than 100 years, Huntington Beach has been a scenic haven for locals and tourists alike. Huntington Beach has also been the subject of many postcards. After all, "Surf City, USA" is a wonderfully picturesque place. Compelling printed images of the famous pier, downtown, the parks, people, agriculture, and businesses became some of the city's most popular souvenirs. Postcards such as these evoke the magic of long-gone summers; wistful, nostalgic glimpses of a classic Southern California beach city--and ...
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Overview


For more than 100 years, Huntington Beach has been a scenic haven for locals and tourists alike. Huntington Beach has also been the subject of many postcards. After all, "Surf City, USA" is a wonderfully picturesque place. Compelling printed images of the famous pier, downtown, the parks, people, agriculture, and businesses became some of the city's most popular souvenirs. Postcards such as these evoke the magic of long-gone summers; wistful, nostalgic glimpses of a classic Southern California beach city--and they are just as lovely today as they were decades ago.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738569833
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/13/2009
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,377,552
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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Most of these images are from the personal collection of Marvin Carlberg, a Huntington Beach native who has painstakingly built his collection over the course of 30 years. The text is by local writer Chris Epting, author of 14 books, including Huntington Beach Then & Now, Roadside Baseball, and James Dean Died Here.
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Table of Contents

1 To Be near the Pier 9

2 Open Spaces, Growing Places 39

3 Minding the Businesses 47

4 They Came Rushing toward the Gushing 57

5 Schools, Libraries, and a Tent City 71

6 The People Give This Town Its Charm 85

7 Life is a Beach near Main Street 95

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