Tag Archives: Naval Weapons Station

August 19th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1956, The Los Angeles Times reported on the recent expansion of Seal Beach’s borders. Seal Beach had increased from a one square mile beachside city to nine times that size by annexing some private property and … Continue reading

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August 10th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1944, a car crash fatality at Main Street and Bolsa Avenue in Seal Beach occurred, according to the Long Beach Independent. An unnamed reporter wrote the next day that “Claud Roland, 23, of the San Diego naval base, was … Continue reading

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August 5th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1978, the Alliance for Survival staged a protest outside the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The protest was against the purported storage of nuclear weapons at the station, but the stockpiling of nuclear weapons in Seal Beach has … Continue reading

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July 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1921, the following advertisement ran in the Santa Ana Register trumpeting the merits of waterfront lots at Anaheim Landing where you can bathe and fish in your backyard and tie your boat to your front porch. … 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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May 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1939, Andy’s Fish Pond ran the following ad in the Santa Ana Register. We know some of our readers have firsthand memories of Anaheim Landing before the Navy took over in 1944. Can any of them … Continue reading

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February 8th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1947, the Navy announced that Captain R. J. Townsend, commandant of the Navy’s amphibious base in Little Creek, VA, would be transferred to Seal Beach to serve as the ammunition depot’s new commandant. – Michael Dobkins

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