Next year will mark a major centennial in Huntington Beach — 100 years since George Freeth visited the pier for a surfing demonstration and helped brand the city as a beach-culture mecca.
Count on plenty of 1910s reflections in the coming months. In 2013, though, remnants from another decade kept popping up around Surf City. Appropriately enough, it was the decade that provided the Jan and Dean song that later gave Huntington its official nickname.
In July, the Munster Koach — the vehicle from the 1960s sitcom "The Munsters" — cruised down Main Street en route to "Kustom Kulture II," a car-themed exhibit at the Huntington Beach Art Center. The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts performed the Beatles' 1968 self-titled LP, a.k.a. the White Album, in its entirety. And former patrons of the Golden Bear, where '60s legends once played, got a dose of nostalgia when guitarist Peter White returned for a show at the Hyatt. (OK, White actually played at the Golden Bear in the '70s. Close enough.)