Category Archives: This Date in Seal Beach History

June 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, fishermen on the Seal Beach pier had a close encounter with a large California gray whale. Not only were the fishermen surprised by the whale spouting a large spray of water over them, but the whale also … Continue reading

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June 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, The Seal Beach Lions Club held its first annual election. Seal Beach Community Church pastor F. Harold Essert replaced founding president of the Lions Club, J. C. Felts. Max Henkey, Dr. Homer De Sadeleer, and Mayor … Continue reading

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June 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the Seal Beach McGaugh Pool officially opened. A joint venture between J. H. McGaugh Intermediate School and the City of Seal Beach, the pool cost $118,000. Students had used the pool during the school year, … Continue reading

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June 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1965, The Delicates appeared for one night only at Larry’s Goldfinger’s A-Go-G0 with Adrian Lloyd IV and Donn Coats filling out the rest of the bill. If Larry’s Goldfinger’s A-Go-Go is remembered at all today, it’s as … Continue reading

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June 14th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1936, the Arizona Republic ran this ad for the Surfside Colony from the Ord Land Company.  Imagine facing daily triple digit temperatures in Phoenix in a decade where air conditioning is mostly a feature in offices … Continue reading

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June 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram ran this classified ad for Audrey’s Antiques.  Most people remember Aubrey’s Antiques at 132 Main Street (with the waist-high “Audrey’s Antiques” sign inviting pedestrians to step inside and browse), where … Continue reading

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June 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1962, Long Beach Independent columnist Ralph Hinman Jr. recounted his search for a disappearing breed, the bearded beatniks, “devotees of Zen Buddhism and Jack (On The Road) Kerouac” who once dwell in cold-water pads in the seaside … Continue reading

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