November 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the local retail chain, Uncle Al’s Toy Korral celebrated the opening of their new Seal Beach store by offering a toy sale at their Tustin location as shown in this ad from The Tustin News.

The Seal Beach location was in the then new Seal Beach Shopping Center where Send It Packing is now located. Uncle Al’s Toy Korral was open in Seal Beach for roughly two years.

Uncle Al’s Toy Korral started in Long Beach in 1957 and once expanded to four locations in the sixties. When it went out of business in 1977, all that remained was the original Long Beach store on Spring Street.

– Michael Dobkins


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