Of course, the Bushes' Compton was not the city we know today. In the words of historian Josh Sides, Compton in the late 1940s and early 1950s was "exclusively white with an extraordinary web of racially restrictive covenants with a very aggressive policing strategy about keeping black people out." (Today, incidentally, Latinos comprise a majority ofCompton's population.)
The Bushes bounced around Southern California—with temporary homes in Ventura, Huntington Park, Bakersfield, and Whittier, in addition to Compton—before moving to Midland, Texas, in May 1950.
Source: gizmodo.com by Geoff Manaugh