Category Archives: This Date in Seal Beach History

August 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1918, Barney Weaver spent the last night of his life in Seal Beach.  Details vary slightly from newspaper article to article. According to the Santa Ana Register, Los Angeles policeman Barney Weaver and an attractive young … Continue reading

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August 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1976, The Rossmoor Center hosted a HUGE Bicentennial Indian Pow-Wow. The next day, they did it again. Why Native Americans would celebrate the Bicentennial or what the heck is Indian Country Western Music are questions best not … Continue reading

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August 19th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1956, The Los Angeles Times reported on the recent expansion of Seal Beach’s borders. Seal Beach had increased from a one square mile beachside city to nine times that size by annexing some private property and … Continue reading

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August 18th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1957, The Los Angeles Times did a short profile on the recently completed renovations of the Girl Scout club house at 257 Seventh Street. The project was launched with a presentation at J. H. McGaugh School … Continue reading

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August 17th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1969, this ad in the Long Beach Independent touting the wonders of Seal Beach’s latest real estate tract, the exotically named “Suburbia.” Later this tract would become better known as “Bridgeport.” – Michael Dobkins

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August 16th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1963, Village Bazaar ran this ad in the Long Beach Independent. Village Bazaar was a women’s fashion store that operated by Marie Rogers at 137 ½ Main Steet (although BankAmericard ads listed it as 139 Main Street).  … Continue reading

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August 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1949, the Seal Beach City Council passed what was described by the Los Angeles Times as “an ironclad anti-gambling ordinance.”  There was already a city ordinance against gambling on the books, but the new ordinance was … Continue reading

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