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September 9th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1938, this ad in the Santa Ana Register offer two choice places for dining, dancing and entertainment, Vivian Laird’s South Seas and Vivian Laird’s Garden of Allah in Seal Beach.  In spite of there being WOMEN CHEFS … Continue reading

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August 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1937, Hal Ross launched the 1937 Derby Show on a triangle of land between Coast Highway and Hathaway Avenue in Seal Beach, probably in a large circus big top type tent. To save the curious reader … 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 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1927, two men were rushed to the Seaside Hospital in Long Beach. Robert I. Gilchrist, 54, of Sunset Beach and David Carlson, 37, of Seal Beach were struck by a car as they crossed the highway. … Continue reading

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May 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1939, you could enjoy entertainment by that well-known maestro, Raymond Jasper and His Five Counts of Rhythm while enjoying a 65 cent, 75 cent, or a one dollar dinner in Seal Beach’s very own happening night … Continue reading

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January 21st In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1913, the South Coast Improvement Association met, President Philip Stanton presiding. It was announced that Pacific Electric Railway President Shoup had arranged for hourly “Flyer” service on the Newport line, meaning that there would be no … Continue reading

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January 3rd In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1945, The Long Beach Independent reports that a thirteen-year old Surfside resident, Rodney Middleworth, fell off the old 101 Highway bridge into the water. When Seal Beach Fire Chief Sperry Knighton and Seal Beach police officers … Continue reading

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