Tag Archives: 1951

July 13th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1951, the Covina Argus ran this Pacific Electric advertisement prominently featuring a bus, not a red car trolley, as a speedy ride to Seal Beach and other beachside destinations. Today we remember Pacific Electric through a romantic haze … Continue reading

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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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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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