Tag Archives: Bay Boulevard

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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July 2nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1935, the Santa Ana Register ran this ad for the Glide’er Inn restaurant. We ran an 1975 for the Glide’er Inn here, but this ad is for the  original location at Coast Highway and Bay Boulevard (now … Continue reading

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June 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, the Los Angeles Times ran this ad for Ole Surfboards. Bob “Ole” Olson’s first shop was located in a quonset hut in Sunset Beach, but he soon moved to 223 Bay Boulevard (now renamed Seal … Continue reading

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June 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the Seal Beach McGaugh Pool officially opened. A joint venture between J. H. McGaugh Intermediate School and the City of Seal Beach, the pool cost $118,000. Students had used the pool during the school year, … Continue reading

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June 4th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1937, the City of Seal Beach accepted the new municipally owned water tower. The estimated cost was $ 48,576 and stood for decades on the land that is now occupied by the Naval Weapons Station. – Michael Dobkins

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February 7th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1954, the Lakewood Park Corporation, a developer of a major share of the Lakewood residential area, announced the purchase of one hundred eighty-three acres of the Hellman Ranch. The land was north of Pacific Coast Highway … Continue reading

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Flying Down to Seal

Aerial Seal Beach Seal Beach Airport (Crawford Air Field) – January 11, 1943 Today’s image is taken from an aerial survey of the Southern California coast from Long Beach to Seal Beach done by the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics. click … Continue reading

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