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 Ana and Anaheim, but we all know that Seal Beach’s Halloween “Whoopee” and fun was (and is) the best.

– Michael Boo!-kins

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1 Response to October 31st in Seal Beach History

  1. Lonnie Brownell says:

    When I think of Halloween in Seal Beach, I think of one in particular, probably in the mid-70’s, where my friends and I were driving around town. We drove down 12th street towards Ocean Avenue; when we got there, it looked like a war zone. Fireworks were being thrown across the street, along with firecrackers and bottle rockets (illegal then as now). It was bedlam! And, really a lot of fun (as long as no one got hurt, which we didn’t, hopefully everyone else got out OK too). Whoopie and fun, the best kind.


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