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February 20th In Seal Beach History

The steam plant gets a spur. Continue reading

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February 6th In Seal Beach History

The Seal Beach city council considers many things. Continue reading

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January 19th in Seal Beach History

Who won the representational, decorative, and round objects first prizes in the fifth annual Mosaic Show?
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January 6th in Seal Beach History

Selling Seal Beach real estate 1915 style. Continue reading

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January 2nd in Seal Beach History

Meet Louise Morrell, psychic seer and one time Seal Beach resident.
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September 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1936, the Los Angeles region experienced a series of power failures, plunging parts of the city into darkness. The first outage struck at 1:32 a.m. An emergency power plant near downtown Los Angeles restored power to some … Continue reading

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September 8th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1945, Phillip A. Stanton, founder of Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, died at the age of 77. – Michael Dobkins

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September 4th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1925, the owner of Tom’s Place, the “BEST paying concession in city,” ran a classified ad putting the place up for sale.  Here’s the deal offered. For $750 cash and a good automobile, you would get: a … 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. This is … Continue reading

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That Colossal Wreck, Boundless and Bare

Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. Steam Plant – 1967 Today’s post is a companion piece to this earlier post featuring film footage of the steam plant being demolished in 1967.  Joyce Kucera, who provided the footage in the earlier … Continue reading

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