History / Documentary of Old Pirate Lane, Huntington Beach, California

  
 


OLD PIRATE LANE
"The Book"

by
Gwendoline M. Runyard





Cover of Mom's book: A familiar scene on Old Pirate Lane, early 1960s.
Riding their horses toward Meadowlark Airport.
This was about the the time when the airport changed it's name
from Sunset Airport to Meadowlark.


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Gwendoline M. Runyard
Mom passed away Jan. 14th, 2013.
She was a happy, active & healthy 90 years old.

Link to Mom's Page

Table of CONTENTS
Mom's 2004 Book, "Old Pirate Lane"
(click on Links for more information)


Start
Preface
Rural Rundown
Minear 16705
Walters 16701
Korn 16671
Runyard 5451
Wian 5441
Graser 5431
Johnson 5415
Hausen 5401
Hori 5391
Ricks 5362
DacQuisto 5372
Youngblood 5404
Derderian Sr 5402
Dererian Jr 5412
Kelter 5432
Bui 5442

1906 Graham farm house / Smith 5452
Rosenblatt 16707
Water Well
Norma Gibbs Butterfly Park
Meadowlark Airport P1, P2, P3, P4, P5
The Horses of Old Pirate Lane P1, P2, P3, P4
Sand Pit
Matter of Interest
Voice Tapes, History Of Old Pirate Lane, Grove, Meadowlark
Other Pictures
1928 Aerial Photograph
1952 Aerial Photograph
2000 Aerial - Summerlane
Old Pirate Lane group on Facebook

Newspaper Article, Mom's Book, Old Pirate
Mom & OPL, in a book by Chris Epting
 





HUNTINGTON BEACH NORTH


You know we had an airport
Built in nineteen ten?
If you'd been there lately
You'd remember way back when.

Three hundred & sixty houses now
Are built on airport's land.
We were sad to see the change
"That's Progress- you understand".

However, the grove of eucalyptus trees
Still stands - but in Norma's name,
Tells of butterflies which rarely come
Somehow, it's not the same.

Huntington Harbour was a swamp,
Wintersberg, Warner's name,
Celery and bean fields everywhere,
The coyotes we could never tame.

Our boys grew up in "countryville"
Still talk of those Happy Days
Of 4H Fairs, and friendly folk
Good memories - always!


Gwen Tremain Runyard
Start


JR's MAIN INDEX


Book: 10/04/2004

Web: 08/30/2012

Updated: 10/16/2015
& 02/02/2016,
12/27/2016,
1/6/2017



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