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May 14th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1951, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Seal Beach Naval and Ammunition Depot was busier than any time since World War II. According to Captain Russell G. Sturges, commanding officer, the Korean War had spurred … Continue reading

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May 12th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1932, the U.S.S. Akron was sighted off the coast of Seal Beach at 2:00 p.m on its way to an airbase in Sunnyvale. The Akron reached Sunnyvale at midnight, but weather conditions prevented it from mooring … Continue reading

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May 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1962, the new Seal Beach branch of the Orange County Library was dedicated in an afternoon ceremony at 8th Street and Central Avenue. In May 1973, the Seal Beach City Council unanimously passed a resolution requesting that the … Continue reading

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February 6th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1937, the Seal Beach city council considered a number of matters in a long session, according to the Santa Ana Register. The first item considered was a petition with one hundred sixty-eight signers declaring an oil refinery … Continue reading

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February 5th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, Seal Beachers seeking high styling and tinting needed only to visit Eleanor for Beauty for fulfillment, according to this ad in the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram. If you drop by Eleanor for Beauty’s location today, … Continue reading

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February 2nd In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1954, two Marines, Leroy Grant and Sgt. Jack Yasser, entered the Motorome motel office at Twelfth Street and Pacific Coast Highway and demanded money from owner Luke W. Purdue at gunpoint. When they forced him into … Continue reading

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January 1st In Seal Beach History

Seal Beach was officially incorporated in 1915, but the name was created earlier to promote real estate sales in what was then known a Bay City and Anaheim Landing. On this date in 1914, The new Seal Beach name was … Continue reading

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