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July 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1923, the Santa Ana Register ran a short profile of Ilah Claudine Whitely under the headline, “Seal Beach Whistler Learned To Warble At An Early Age She Doesn’t Believe Old Saw.” The kindest version of the … Continue reading

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July 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1932 at 12:55 a.m., a southbound Pacific Electric interurban train struck a man and woman on a curve between Seal Beach and the Surfside Colony. Depending on which newspaper account you read, the couple was either … Continue reading

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July 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, the Long Beach Independent ran this ad for the Dovalis 101 Ranch House Cafe. We’ve posted 101 Ranch House ads before, but this one is from very early in its history, coming only three weeks … Continue reading

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June 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, the Los Angeles Times ran this ad for Ole Surfboards. Bob “Ole” Olson’s first shop was located in a quonset hut in Sunset Beach, but he soon moved to 223 Bay Boulevard (now renamed Seal … Continue reading

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June 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1969, S&S Homes targeted demanding and astute executives with this ad for College Park homes starting at $32,000 in the Long Beach Independent Press Telegram. – Michael Dobkins

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June 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1956, the Long Beach Independent ran a story under the headline of “Burger Derby Entry Poop-out.” Fifteen year old Glenn Tuttle had attempted to eat twenty hamburgers at one sitting in front of the Seafarers Restaurant … Continue reading

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June 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1959, the Los Angeles Times ran this photo of Vici Larrain, that year’s Miss Seal Beach, modeling a hat she created to qualify for the Orange County Fair queen contest.  – Michael Dobkins  

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