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May 7th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1950, Duff Lumber Company advertised in the Long Beach Independent. Known to locals simply as the lumberyard, Duff (under one name or another) was the go-to spot for construction materials in town into the seventies. It took up … Continue reading

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May 6th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1975, the Ranch House Restaurant at 1600 Pacific Coast Highway advertised their Mother’s Day menu specials in the Long Beach Independent. We had to balance out yesterday’s Mother’s Day post with something absolutely non-ironic. Now I’m hungry. – … Continue reading

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May 2nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1968, the Tastee-Freez chain published the following ad for its Tastee Two Fer promotion in the Long Beach Independent. For years the Tastee-Freez in the Seal Beach Shopping Center (listed as Pacific Coast Highway on Main St. … Continue reading

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April 14th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1953, Seal Beach citizens voted to ban gambling in the city by a narrow margin. The votes against gambling tallied at 848 against 811 for legalizing gambling. The city had previously voted 761 to 661 in … Continue reading

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March 1st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1959, the Seal Beach Lumber and Supply Co. ran this ad in the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram, hoping, no doubt, to attract some trade from boaters using the Long Beach Marina.   Those of us with fond … Continue reading

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February 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1976, the Long Independent Press-Telegram ran the following ad for the Tiny Naylors restaurant in the Seal Beach Shopping Center, featuring a STEAK BONANZA” of daily steak specials. Tiny Naylors (also once known as the Wooden Shoe) … 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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