On this date in 1948, a Oregon newspaper, the Corvallis Gazette-Times, ran the following ad for Dow Chemical.
It doesn’t really grant much opportunity for nostalgia, but Dow Chemical had a plant along the San Gabriel River from 1940 well into the 1960s. There are no postcards or historical markers, but for about a fourth of the 20th Century, Seal Beach was known to some of the country only as one of the branches of the Great Western Division of The Dow Chemical Company.
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