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August 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1934, silent film actress Ruth Clifford filed for divorce from her husband, restaurant and real estate investor, James A. Cornelius, after ten years of marriage. Clifford wanted custody of their four-year old son and temporary alimony … Continue reading

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August 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1926, the 7:15 p.m. Pacific Electric red car west bound on the Seal Beach to Long Beach line made an unexpected detour at First Street and Ocean Avenue.  Normally, the red car would continue across the … Continue reading

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May 4th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1933, the Seal Beach city council took measures to balance the general fund  by instituting a new work schedule and pay for the city’s water, street, and janitors. The modified schedule cut four weeks down to three weeks. The … Continue reading

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Powerful Photos

Images of The Week Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. Steam Plant – 1925 to 1967 Miss me?  It’s been almost three weeks since the last post, and real life is still interfering with my weekly chores here.  With luck, … Continue reading

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The Streets Will Crack, The Pipes Will Pop

Images of The Week Earthquake Aftermath – March 11, 1933 I hope you don’t mind more cracks, debris and structural damage.   I thought I had just one more post of earthquake photographs from 1933, but I’ve found enough material … Continue reading

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Outdoor Dining Amidst The Rubble

Image of The Week Police Station – March, 1933 click on the image for a larger view I still have more earthquake photographs from 1933 to share, but I’m swamped this week.  I’ll do my best to post the rest … Continue reading

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Broken Highways, Gun Clubs and Mud Volcanoes

Bonus Images of The Week Bolsa Chica Gun Club and Mud Volcanoes – March 11, 1933 Today is the 77th anniversary of the Long Beach Earthquake, and I’m tossing up a few more bonus images of earthquake damage. The Bolsa … Continue reading

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Now They’re Just More Bricks in The Wall

Images of The Week Zoeter School – March 11, 1933 Thus far, March has brought Seal Beach tsunami warnings, flooding, destroyed piers, and now earthquakes. 77 years ago this Wednesday, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook Southern California at 5:54 P.M., … Continue reading

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