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August 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, Guy M. Rush ran this ad in the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times. We love these Howard DeKruif seal-themed ads for Seal Beach, and we also think that “Seal Beach–the place where good … Continue reading

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August 2nd in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register ran this ad for the new “Atlantic City of the West” — Seal Beach! By now, we’re all familiar with the Seal Beach booster pitch: incredible real estate opportunities, safe beach, fun … Continue reading

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June 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, a “big auto excursion’ left Santa Ana at 10:30 a.m. sharp to visit Seal Beach to enjoy “the surf, fishing, dancing, and bowling” and, representatives of the Guy M. Rush Company dearly hoped, put money down on … Continue reading

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June 5th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register reported that Mrs. Will Edwards of Seal Beach was slowly recovering at the Garden Grove Hospital after having becoming critically ill with pneumonia. This story may not be dramatic, nostalgic, or … Continue reading

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April 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Guy M. Rush Company hosted a special promotional excursion to Seal Beach. A special train left San Bernardino at 8 a.m. with seats reserved for the holders of fifty special $2.35 tickets for the excursion.  … Continue reading

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March 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Guy M. Rush Company ran the following ad announcing to the world that “Seal Beach Is Moving Along” in both the San Bernardino News and The Free Press. The city would incorporate officially as Seal Beach … Continue reading

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February 16th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register proclaimed that earlier in the week the Mercer Construction Company had begun strengthening the pier with new pilings and renovating it with “electroliers at short spaces and resting seats.” The Guy … Continue reading

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January 29th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, a deed was recorded transferring 13.85 acres owned by Isaac W. Hellman to Guy M. Rush. The property joined Seal Beach (formerly Bay City) on the East (just past 14th Street) and stood between the … 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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On The Other Side Of The Tracks

Images of The Week Anaheim Bay – 1914 These four photographs provide an almost 180 degree glimpse of Anaheim Landing take from the Pacific Electric tracks ninety-six years ago. Click on the image for a larger view This shot faces … Continue reading

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