El Granada Vignette

(At below,right) About 1908, the Ocean Shore Railroad (smoky, isn’t it?) delivers and picks up well-dressed pasengers at an El Granada train station.

(At below, left) The Ocean Shore ignites a “land boom” in El Granada, and, where once artichokes grew, street signs appear–but no sidewalks or houses–yet.

While waiting for houses, summer and all-year-round to be built, new lot owners camped out in tents like the one below at El Granada:

(Bottom photo) First homes are built in El Granada