August 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, Guy M. Rush ran this ad in the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times.

I love these Henri DeKruif seal-themed ads for Seal Beach, and I also think that “Seal Beach–the place where good shore dinners flourish” is a much better slogan than that ghastly “Mayberry By The Sea.”

I also think it’s high time that the finer dining establishments in Seal Beach start using aquatic mammal waiters in tuxedos again. It would really tickle our tummies.

Aug_30_1914_Seal_Beach_ad– Michael Dobkins

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5 Responses to August 30th in Seal Beach History

  1. spike845 says:

    Lloyd Murray told me that some people couldn’t pay off their loan, so the Guy Rush Co. would foreclose and sell the lots again to someone else. Doubling their profits.


  2. spike845 says:

    Your probably right. It looked as though they worked together. Did they?


  3. Kari E Johnson says:

    Mayberry… Ugh.

    Yes, let’s put the Seal back in Seal Beach! And tuxedoed seals add a touch of class to any occasion.


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