Tag Archives: Anaheim Bay

August 19th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1956, The Los Angeles Times reported on the recent expansion of Seal Beach’s borders. Seal Beach had increased from a one square mile beachside city to nine times that size by annexing some private property and … Continue reading

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August 7th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1886, the Los Angeles Times ran a news item worth quoting verbatim: Anaheim Landing is at present a lively camp. Mrs. Scott, of Anaheim, leased the old warehouse and has fitted it up as a camp … Continue reading

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August 6th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1904, the Pacific Electric Railway ran this advertisement in the Los Angeles Times. This was only the second PE ad to mention the newly named Bay City and Anaheim Landing as destinations (The first ad was a holiday spread … Continue reading

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August 4th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1875, three men drowned at Anaheim Landing, according to the Los Angeles Times. The men were returning to Anaheim Bay in a lighter around noon from the steamer Mohongo anchored beyond the breaking rough waves when their boat capsized. The … Continue reading

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August 2nd in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register ran this ad for the new “Atlantic City of the West” — Seal Beach! By now, we’re all familiar with the Seal Beach booster pitch: incredible real estate opportunities, safe beach, fun … Continue reading

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July 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1932 at 12:55 a.m., a southbound Pacific Electric interurban train struck a man and woman on a curve between Seal Beach and the Surfside Colony. Depending on which newspaper account you read, the couple was either … Continue reading

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May 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1939, Andy’s Fish Pond ran the following ad in the Santa Ana Register. We know some of our readers have firsthand memories of Anaheim Landing before the Navy took over in 1944. Can any of them … Continue reading

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