John E. Runyard's Collection: Old Pirate Lane, Huntington Beach, Ca.

"The Land of Old Pirate Lane" 

Supplement to Mom's "Old Pirate Lane" Book
Page: 1928

That's right, 1928. In honor of finding the earliest aerial photograph of North Huntington Beach to date.

There is a lot to take in. I'm still in awe. To imagine what people have done to this area in only 84 short years is unbelievable.
Back in 1928 this was a farmers paradise, but rather quickly turned out that everybody just had to live here. 
L16 is in reference to an upcoming airport runway. The eucalyptus grove "Gibbs Park" is of special interest to me as our property butts to it.
I'm surprised to see Meadowlark Golf Course up and running back in 1928. Farmers don't have time to play golf...

This is the area in the above map. 

A fresh angle in this undated aerial photo.

Covering the same area of the undated photo above. ~ 2012 Aerial Hybrid, North Huntington Beach.
Minus one Meadowlark Airport, closed 1989. The Golf Course is still here as is the
Eucalyptus Grove, Sims Grove now called Gibbs Park. "Old Pirate Lane" unwillingly was renamed by the city
of Huntington Beach to "Old Pirate Drive" in 2010. I guess they know better.

See 1952 Aerial Photo

See 2000 Aerial


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Created on 12/20/2012
Update: 09/13/2013, 02/01/2016, 1/6/2017

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