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April 23, 1990 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Critics and supporters alike agree on one thing about the Huntington Beach Co.: It has been a pioneer and history-maker in Orange County. Most notably, the company took a swamp-surrounded stretch of ocean beach in 1903 and converted that unlikely site into the booming community that has become the third largest city in Orange County. A key to that transformation was the skilled use of politics. The city's very name reflects what was essentially a bribe to electric-railroad czar Henry E.
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April 23, 1990 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Critics and supporters alike agree on one thing about the Huntington Beach Co.: It has been a pioneer and history-maker in Orange County. Most notably, the company took a swamp-surrounded stretch of ocean beach in 1903 and converted that unlikely site into the booming community that has become the third largest city in Orange County. A key to that transformation was the skilled use of politics. The city's very name reflects what was essentially a bribe to electric-railroad czar Henry E.
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