Fullerton: Community History Project, Oral History Program, California State University, 1981. First Edition. 4to. 189 pp. Index. Photo-illustrations. Black leatherette with gilt lettering in fine condition. Item #19037
Interviewees for this oral project include long-time Huntington Beach residents Delbert "Bud" Higgins, J. Serman Denny, Helen Tarbox, Bernice Frost, and NeVada Staines. Their recollections reach back to their family's settlements in Huntington Beach beginning at the turn of the 20th century, encompassing virtually every aspect of the town's evolution, including such topics as the coming of the railroads, the creation and development of a school system, the impact of Prohibition, the development of the city's surf culture, civic actions, the historic Newland House and the integral relationship between successive oil booms, beginning in the early twenties and ending in the late fifties, and demographic changes.