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September 3rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1917, Seal Beach held a fish barbecue and clambake with all the trimming to celebrate Labor Day. Make no mistake, there was music, dancing, bathing, and fireworks. – Michael Dobkins Advertisements

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August 31st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1972, the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram reported that President Richard Millhouse Nixon signed legislation to set up a wildlife refuge inside the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The refuge was described by the White House as … Continue reading

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August 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1964, a sixty-year old evangelist preaching the bible in Seal Beach was assaulted by a band of teen-age delinquents. Mark Frank Forsyth of Huntington Beach told police that he had been preaching at 10th Street on … Continue reading

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August 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1918, Barney Weaver spent the last night of his life in Seal Beach.  Details vary slightly from newspaper article to article. According to the Santa Ana Register, Los Angeles policeman Barney Weaver and an attractive young … Continue reading

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April 19th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1924, the Santa Ana Register shared an odd little news item under the headline, “Seal Beach Not To Exhibit Seal At Orange Show.”   Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy of Seal Beach had rescued and adopted a deserted … Continue reading

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March 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Guy M. Rush Company ran the following ad announcing to the world that “Seal Beach Is Moving Along” in both the San Bernardino News and The Free Press. The city would incorporate officially as Seal Beach … Continue reading

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March 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1917, the Santa Ana Register took some swimwear instruction from Luella Rogers from Seal Beach. The article focused on women who put on brightly hued bath suits for a beach visit, but never actually went swimming. Apparently … Continue reading

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Faces in the Crowd

Fridays on The Pier – 1920 The Seal Beach pier has been a favorite subject for photographers throughout its 95 years of history.  Every Friday between now and the end of the Seal Beach Founders Celebration, we’ll be posting an … Continue reading

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East Side, Before and After

Aerial Seal Beach – 1936 and 1947 We’re doing things a little different in today’s aerial photos.  Instead of presenting just one aerial photo,  we’d like to highlight the contrast between two similar shots taken eleven years apart. May 23rd, … Continue reading

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In Olden Days A Glimpse Of Stocking Was Looked On As Something Shocking…

Anaheim Landing – 1920s click on the image for a larger view There’s not much to say about this image except that the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Put this group in modern swim fashions, and … Continue reading

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