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Huntington Beach: How It Got It's Name

Huntington Beach has gone by several names such as Shell Beach and Pacific City, but permanently settled on its name in 1904 when tycoon Henry E. Huntington lent his name and money to the soon-to-be city. He built the Red Car train line through the city and also a hotel in this budding tourist destination.

Huntington's wealth can be seen throughout Southern California with his greatest legacy found in San Marino at Huntington Library, Museum and Gardens. The magnificent facility holds world class art, collections of antiquities and beautifully-maintained gardens. It is located approx. 1 hour by car from Huntington Beach. See

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