Tag Archives: 1916

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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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 13th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, the newest and latest of all cabaret and dance cafes, the Wilcox Casino had its grand opening! Connie Conway and six other noted dancers from Los Angeles and San Francisco will introduce the newest dances … Continue reading

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April 13th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, the Santa Ana Register reported that the Anaheim Amusement Company had incorporated with a capital stock of $15,000. The new corporation was formed to put on a new concession at Seal Beach called, “Barrels of Fun … 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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