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September 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins spoke to a jubilant crowd at the North American Rockwell (now Boeing) plant in Seal Beach across Bay Boulevard (now Seal Beach Boulevard) from where the second … Continue reading

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August 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1909, Gladys Gervais had a lovely vacation day with her family and friends in Anaheim Landing. This day survives because Gladys would later write a letter to her Aunt Laurie, and that letter would be published … Continue reading

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August 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1934, silent film actress Ruth Clifford filed for divorce from her husband, restaurant and real estate investor, James A. Cornelius, after ten years of marriage. Clifford wanted custody of their four-year old son and temporary alimony … Continue reading

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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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