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October 8th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, International Gifts ran an ad in the Long Beach Independent Press Telegram announcing their new location next to Brock’s Drugstore. That week’s specials were Swedish candlesticks, basketware, imported glassware sets, hats, and bags and international … Continue reading

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October 1st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, the following ad for the Ivory Tower Bookstore ran in the Long Beach Independent. The Ivory Tower has appeared here in posts for May 5th and June 11  because the crackerjack editorial team here at “This … Continue reading

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September 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1977, the following ad ran in the Long Beach Independent. Before Ruby’s Diner and long after the scintillators were removed, Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant served food at the end of the Seal Beach Pier, including an enticing … Continue reading

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September 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1960, the following photograph was published in the Long Beach Independent’s fashion section. There were a number of photos showing off current fashions available at local shops, but this ensemble was available at Seal Beach’s very … Continue reading

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September 10th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the Peppermint Playhouse held its last performance of Julius Caesar. Today most people remember it as a child care center located at 225 Main Street, but the Peppermint Playhouse provided Seal Beach with local theatrics for years … Continue reading

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August 16th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1963, Village Bazaar ran this ad in the Long Beach Independent. Village Bazaar was a women’s fashion store that operated by Marie Rogers at 137 ½ Main Steet (although BankAmericard ads listed it as 139 Main Street).  … Continue reading

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August 12th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1977, The Great Antique Five and Dime Store ran this ad in the Long Beach Independent. Today the only gold you can find at 142 Main Street is the color of the pizza crusts at A Slice of New York … Continue reading

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