Tag Archives: 1916

May 19th in Seal Beach History

There’s a new show at the popular Lodge Cafe. Continue reading

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May 13th in Seal Beach History

Once again we’re shocked that gambling was going on in Seal Beach Continue reading

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April 13th in Seal Beach History

“Barrels of Fun and Racing Ponies” Continue reading

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August 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, Aviator stuntman Joe Boquel climaxed his first engagement performing in the skies over Seal Beach with two new stunts— the falling leaf tail twist and the merry-go-round. The specifics of these stunts can be guessed, … Continue reading

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August 13th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1916, thirty-two year old aviator stuntman Joe Boquel began his first exhibition engagement above Seal Beach. Boquel  had only been flying for four years, having taken lessons from another well-known stunt pilot of the era, Silas Christofferson. In … Continue reading

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July 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, Aileen Allen and Her Company of California Mermaids gave a diving and swimming exhibition from the Seal Beach pier, both during the afternoon and during the night. These night-time splish splash-capades were probably scheduled to highlight (Ha! … Continue reading

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July 5th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, the Santa Ana Register reported the sad fate of  W. J. Doyle. After several hours working as a waiter at a Seal Beach cafe on July 4th, Doyle quit due to illness. As his boss was … Continue reading

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Professor Cairo is Coming

The Joy Zone – Early 1916 click on the image for a larger view It’s late 1915 0r early 1916 in a new city named Seal Beach,  and workers are busy constructing a new amusement strip along the beach to … Continue reading

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Black and White in Color

Fridays on The Pier – 1916 The Seal Beach pier has been a favorite subject for photographers throughout its 95 years of history.  Every Friday between now and the end of the Seal Beach Founders Celebration, we’ll be posting an … Continue reading

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Chocolates, Ciggies & Cheroots

Image of The Week Seal Beach Joy Zone – August 3rd, 1916 Click on the image for a larger view This intriguing little photograph shows a rare close view of the The Joy Zone with a man standing in front … Continue reading

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