Tag Archives: 1950

May 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1950, a teeny, tiny ad appeared in the Gift Shops section of Long Beach Independent for the Friendly Nook at 137 ½ Main Street offering 24 hour service on hemstitching. – Michael Dobkins

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May 14th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1951, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Seal Beach Naval and Ammunition Depot was busier than any time since World War II. According to Captain Russell G. Sturges, commanding officer, the Korean War had spurred … Continue reading

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May 7th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1950, Duff Lumber Company advertised in the Long Beach Independent. Known to locals simply as the lumberyard, Duff (under one name or another) was the go-to spot for construction materials in town into the seventies. It took up … Continue reading

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March 1st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1959, the Seal Beach Lumber and Supply Co. ran this ad in the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram, hoping, no doubt, to attract some trade from boaters using the Long Beach Marina.   Those of us with fond … Continue reading

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February 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1951, the the News-Journal in Mansfield, Ohio carried a story about fifty-nine year old grandmother Dagmar Schmidt who was holding the office of constable in Seal Beach as an interim appointment since the death of her … Continue reading

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Cocktails, Shuffleboard, and Cheesecake

Matchbook Cover for Mamie’s – 1948-1951 Today’s post answers the musical question, “what do The Beatles, the Memphis Belle B-17 Flying Fortress, and Clancy’s Saloon have in common?” click on the image for a larger view Since last Friday, we’ve … Continue reading

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Scofflaws Beware

Seal Beach Images Seal Beach Police Department  1950-1954 It’s been far too long since we’ve posted anything from local historian Stan Berry.  One of Stan’s specialties is researching and preserving Seal Beach Police Department heritage, including these four group shots … Continue reading

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