COMPLETION OF LONGEST PIER.
OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION
Huntington Beach is laying great plans for a big celebration to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 – 21, in celebration of the completion of the longest and highest municipal concrete pier on either coast. Amusements of all kinds will be furnished, including surf-boat riding, swimming contests, high diving, baseball, Japanese wrestling, fencing and jiu jitsu, winding up with a big dance on the pier on Saturday night. Sunday’s program will be almost entirely musical, the music being furnished by bands and by a large chorus choir made up from church singers of Los Angeles. Provision is being made to handle at least 6000 each day, as great interest is being aroused in the approaching celebration.
Los Angeles Evening Express Saturday 27th June 1914
HUNTINGTON BEACH ENTERTAINS CROWD
HUNTINGTON BEACH, June 27.
Huntington Beach was last Sunday, the second day of the pier celebration, overrun by the largest crowd in its history. The number of automobiles was estimated at 1500, while the Pacific Electric railway ran four-car trains to accommodate the traffic from Los Angeles. Nearly all of the machines came from Los Angeles and Orange county, over the new boulevard to Santa Ana.
The celebration was in every wat a success. The program was carried out on schedule. The pier is the longest concrete pier in the United States. It is attractive and permanent.
The Huntington Beach company has opened the bathhouse for the summer. The new slat-water intake has been carried to the end of the new pier, and a spectators gallery has been built.