Tag Archives: 1940

July 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, the Long Beach Independent ran this ad for the Dovalis 101 Ranch House Cafe. We’ve posted 101 Ranch House ads before, but this one is from very early in its history, coming only three weeks … Continue reading

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July 9th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, the following ad ran in the Santa Ana Register. Just think. Seventy-five years ago, the world’s most eminent business and social advisor did business in Seal Beach at 115 3rd Street, and, even though she … Continue reading

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June 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, The Seal Beach Lions Club held its first annual election. Seal Beach Community Church pastor F. Harold Essert replaced founding president of the Lions Club, J. C. Felts. Max Henkey, Dr. Homer De Sadeleer, and Mayor … Continue reading

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May 10th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, District Superintendent of Schools Jerry Hickman McGaugh gave Seal Beach schoolchildren extra cause to celebrate. Since the Memorial Day holiday fell on Thursday, May 29th that year,  J. H McGaugh announced that the school district would … Continue reading

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May 1st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, it was decided that a movie set would not be built in the tidal flats just northwest of Seal Beach for the Alfred Hitchcock film of “Foreign Correspondent.” The April 30th edition of the Santa Ana … Continue reading

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April 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, the Long Beach Independent ran the following ad. The Seal Beach pier and the bait boats and the barge were all run by Captain Jack Stubbs. “Homer” had been newly launched on April 15th to … Continue reading

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January 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, The Santa Ana Register reported that a yellow taxi cab had been stolen from in front Don May’s cafe on the coast highway between Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. Huntington Beach police recovered the abandoned … Continue reading

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