On this date in 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed into Seal Beach at 11:40 a.m. on his way to San Diego for a west coast fishing vacation.
The Presidential motorcade stopped briefly in Seal Beach as a Los Angeles County patrol car guard passed escort duties to Orange County police officials for a forty mile trip through the county on a coast highway lined with throngs of cheering crowds and patriotic decorations. Accompanying President Roosevelt on the motor trip was Senator McAdoo and his wife.
– Michael Dobkins
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