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April 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Guy M. Rush Company hosted a special promotional excursion to Seal Beach. A special train left San Bernardino at 8 a.m. with seats reserved for the holders of fifty special $2.35 tickets for the excursion.  … Continue reading

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April 5th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1975, Seal Beach held an official ground-breaking ceremony for the 12 block long and hundred foot wide park between the lanes of Electric Avenue. The ceremony was held at 8th and Electric Avenue, and a full day of … Continue reading

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April 2nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1928, the 4:45 pm Pacific Electric trolley coming down Main Street  jumped the track instead of making the curve on to Ocean Avenue and tore through the cement platform at the Bayside Land Co.. This trolley was … Continue reading

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February 6th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1937, the Seal Beach city council considered a number of matters in a long session, according to the Santa Ana Register. The first item considered was a petition with one hundred sixty-eight signers declaring an oil refinery … Continue reading

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January 29th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, a deed was recorded transferring 13.85 acres owned by Isaac W. Hellman to Guy M. Rush. The property joined Seal Beach (formerly Bay City) on the East (just past 14th Street) and stood between the … 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 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the citizens of Seal Beach agreed by unanimous vote to accept the donation of a $6000 tract of land offered by the Guy M. Rush Company and the Bayside Land Company to be the site … Continue reading

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