Category Archives: Seal Beach Trivia

May 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1939, Andy’s Fish Pond ran the following ad in the Santa Ana Register. We know some of our readers have firsthand memories of Anaheim Landing before the Navy took over in 1944. Can any of them … Continue reading

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May 19th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, Seal Beach the Lodge Cafe on Main Street ran this ad in the Santa Ana Register. Adams, Beverly and West were a male comedy and singing trio active in 1916.  After some initial success in … Continue reading

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May 18th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1974, Seal Beach threw a Fiesta on Main Street, complete with an artists and merchants sidewalk sale, a Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, a parade, strolling musicians, and a marimba band!   – Michael Dobkins

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May 17th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1924, the Santa Ana Register cited an unnamed report that claimed that the colony of 300 seals residing in Alamitos Bay were consuming “some twelve tons of fish a day” and would soon deplete the bay. Local … Continue reading

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May 16th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1874, the Southern Californian reported that nine steamers had landed at Anaheim Landing so far in May. – Michael Dobkins

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May 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1954, two “kangaroo men” — as they were named in a headline in the next day’s Long Beach Independent — escaped from Seal Beach Police. John Johnson, the owner of the drugstore at 141 Main Street, was leaving work for … Continue reading

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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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