Tag Archives: 1938

September 9th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1938, this ad in the Santa Ana Register offer two choice places for dining, dancing and entertainment, Vivian Laird’s South Seas and Vivian Laird’s Garden of Allah in Seal Beach.  In spite of there being WOMEN CHEFS … Continue reading

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July 16th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed into Seal Beach at 11:40 a.m. on his way to San Diego for a west coast fishing vacation. The Presidential motorcade stopped briefly in Seal Beach as Los Angeles County … Continue reading

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July 4th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1938, a thirteen year old boy had a very bad day in Seal Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Nelson of Los Angeles celebrated July 4th by visiting their friends,  Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Anderson of 1507 … Continue reading

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February 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1938, two Seal Beach women were saved from gas asphyxiation by their friend, Mary Eckberg. Elizabeth White, 79, and her cousin, Mary Hide, were overcome by gas fumes at Mrs. White’s house at 225 17th Street. … Continue reading

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February 17th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1938, the Seal Beach City Council discussed a petition from the Seal Beach Improvement Association asking the council to support efforts to build a new bridge over the entrance to Anaheim Bay. The petition requested that … Continue reading

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Small Town From Above

Aerial Seal Beach – 1938 click on the image for a larger view Here’s a nice long view of Seal Beach looking north in 1938.  You can see the homes and buildings of Anaheim Landing six years before the Naval … Continue reading

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