Seal Beach is having their Centennial Celebration in 2015.
Do you have a story of Seal Beach and would you like to share that memory? Funny, sad or scandalous, we would like to hear it. Video taping done by Margy Arthur and Libby Appelgate in your home, by the pier or favorite park setting.
Please submit your name, e-mail or phone number and we will contact you.
For those of you who haven’t had yet a chance to see the winning design for the Seal Beach Centennial logo contest, here’s your first look:
The logo was designed by Christy Smith, a local designer and was chosen from a field of 43 entries. This logo will become a familiar sight in Seal Beach throughout the 2015 Seal Beach Centennial Celebration.
Met with the Seal Beach Centennial history committee yesterday. What a colorful bunch! We’re busy working on all sorts of historical events and activities for 2015. Check back here for more centennial news and announcements over the next few months. – Slick D. Seal
If all our the posts on Seal Beach’s past have whetted your appetite for more local history, boy, are you in for a treat. History Press just released local historian and author Larry Strawther’s latest book, Seal Beach: A Brief History and it is a must-read for anyone interested in Seal Beach’s past.
Now some of you may be saying, “Slick, aren’t there already two books on Seal Beach history? Some cities get along just fine with only one history book. Why the heck do we need another one?”
This is just the opinion of one aquatic mammal, but what makes this new book so special and unique is the depth of the research. Strawther has uncovered information that no one has seen before. Within 208 pages, Seal Beach: A Brief History provides a comprehensive look at Anaheim Landing, Philip Stanton, The Joy Zone, gambling on Main Street and much more. Even if you fancy yourself a Seal Beach expert, you will discover colorful tidbits about the city you never knew.
You can buy Seal Beach: A Brief History directly from the author at historysb.com (His earlier book, A Brief History of Los Alamitos & Rossmoor is also available.)
You can also join the Facebook page for the book at facebook.com/sealbeachhistory where Larry has been posting some great photos and historical tidbits. Tell Larry Slick sent you.
The Seal Beach Lions Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The Lions are seeking images from their early years or of the much-beloved Dr. Homer DeSadeleer, who was a Lions member for forty-eight years. If you have any old Lions pictures, they would appreciate you’re sharing them with the club.
While The Lions will gladly welcome any scanned historical Lion images or photographs throughout the year, they especially need some for the next meeting by March 7th.
Please e-mail email@example.com with scanned images and/or information on leads for more photos. We’ll forward them to the Lions Club.