Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 31st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1938, Halloween was celebrated with plenty of “Whoopee” and fun at Vivian Laird’s Garden of Allah on the coast highway at Seal Beach.  There was also “Whoopee” and fun at Vivian Laird’s South Seas, located between Santa … Continue reading

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October 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1979, The Gold Mine, located at 218 1/2 Main Street ran this ad in the Los Angeles Times with the enticing slogan of Now selling gold the way it should be sold  by weight. Today Ebb … Continue reading

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October 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1977, the shops on Main Street held an Old Fashioned Sidewalk Sale from 9 a.m. to dusk.   – Michael Dobkins

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October 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1929, the new Seal Beach city hall was officially opened and dedicated at 8th Street and Central Avenue in a gala ceremony. After a narrowly defeated bond election in 1928 and a second successful bond of … Continue reading

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October 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1929, ladies danced free, and gentlemen paid a dollar to give their ten little tip-tap-tapping toes a lowdown beat.  H.R. “Dick” Rogers took over the Seal Beach Pavilion in September of 1929, and he promptly hired … Continue reading

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October 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1947, Idaho Senator Glen H. Taylor kicked off his horseback peace tour with an impromptu concert in Seal Beach.  Taylor wanted to “point out to the American people that they are being pushed into a needless … Continue reading

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October 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1915, Seal Beach was officially incorporated as a city. Or was it? Here’s a little Seal Beach mystery that requires a little further research. October 25th is the official birthday.  It says so on the city … Continue reading

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October 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1941, the American Legion of Seal Beach threw a gala night party to inaugurate the recently finished Neptune Room at Sam’s Seafood Cafe. The fun and frolicking included the Belmont Shore Westerners and Arthur Gibson and … Continue reading

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October 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1920, Harry H. Mayer ran the follow ad in the Santa Ana Register — again. From July until November of 1920, poor Mr. Mayer could not get rid of his span of mare mules no matter … Continue reading

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October 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1963, Seal Beach Police Officer Fred Rogers shot burglary suspect Odell Chester Scott in the right hand when he failed to halt as ordered. Scott had been observed by a tenant at the apartment building at … Continue reading

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