HISTORIC WINTERSBURG in HUNTINGTON BEACH , CALIFORNIA
In the late 1800s, the small agricultural community of Wintersburg Village was born. While the daily life of Huntington Beach swirls around it, what is left of Historic Wintersburg tells the story of old California, Orange County agriculture, faith, and of California's Japanese Americans.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times featured Wintersburg twenty-two years ago
The east side of the Wintersburg Japanese Presbyterian Mission, built in 1910. (Photo, 2012)
Wintersburg Buildings, Relics Recall Huntington Beach's Past
December 26, 1991 JOHN PENNER | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
BEACH — For two decades before railroad baron Henry Huntington's name
was tagged onto a beachside town, a small farming community called
Wintersburg operated 4 miles inland.
Wintersburg was founded in
the 1880s by farmer Henry Winters on the northern fringe of what today
is the Oak View area. Its residents included pioneers of the
region--with such names as Gothard, Nichols and Graham--and a sizable