Saving a slice of history in Orange County
Mary Adams Urashima crossed through the chain-link gate and stepped back in time. On this warm afternoon, the field was dry and rutted, a hint of the dump next door wafting through the breeze. The few buildings were tattered and filled with refuse, abused by time and vandals. Read story
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Stepping back in history
Mary Adams Urashima stands in the barn on the old property of the late Charles Furuta in the area of Huntington Beach once known as Wintersburg. The ex-journalist is trying to preserve the worn buildings of the former prewar Japanese settlement.