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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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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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April 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1965, construction foreman Russel Wolfing, 44, plummeted ninety feet to his death when a cable holding a platform snapped as it was being run through a pulley. The platform was being installed on North American Aviation’s one … Continue reading

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… And They Went To The Moon

North American Aviation Rockwell  – August, 1969 “… The Saturn V rocket which put us in orbit is an incredibly complicated piece of machinery, every piece of which worked flawlessly … We have always had confidence that this equipment will … Continue reading

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We Will Go To The Moon…

Apollo Saturn V S-II Rocket on Bay Boulevard – 1965-68? We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve … Continue reading

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