Tag Archives: Pacific Electric

August 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1926, the 7:15 p.m. Pacific Electric red car west bound on the Seal Beach to Long Beach line made an unexpected detour at First Street and Ocean Avenue.  Normally, the red car would continue across the … Continue reading

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August 6th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1904, the Pacific Electric Railway ran this advertisement in the Los Angeles Times. This was only the second PE ad to mention the newly named Bay City and Anaheim Landing as destinations (The first ad was a holiday spread … Continue reading

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August 2nd in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register ran this ad for the new “Atlantic City of the West” — Seal Beach! By now, we’re all familiar with the Seal Beach booster pitch: incredible real estate opportunities, safe beach, fun … Continue reading

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July 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1932 at 12:55 a.m., a southbound Pacific Electric interurban train struck a man and woman on a curve between Seal Beach and the Surfside Colony. Depending on which newspaper account you read, the couple was either … Continue reading

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July 13th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1951, the Covina Argus ran this Pacific Electric advertisement prominently featuring a bus, not a red car trolley, as a speedy ride to Seal Beach and other beachside destinations. Today we remember Pacific Electric through a romantic haze … Continue reading

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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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