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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 Advertisements

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August 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, Aviator stuntman Joe Boquel climaxed his first engagement performing in the skies over Seal Beach with two new stunts— the falling leaf tail twist and the merry-go-round. The specifics of these stunts can be guessed, … Continue reading

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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 13th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1916, thirty-two year old aviator stuntman Joe Boquel began his first exhibition engagement above Seal Beach. Boquel  had only been flying for four years, having taken lessons from another well-known stunt pilot of the era, Silas Christofferson. In … Continue reading

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April 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1906, the Los Angeles Herald ran the following ad: Before pushing incorporation as “Seal Beach.” and selling the new city as a fun beachfront amusement zone in the tradition of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, Philip … 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 14th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1924, the Santa Ana Register reported that the Bayside Land Company had applied to the War Department for permission to dredge in Alamitos Bay and to use the dredged material as landfill for the tract of … Continue reading

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Ready for Promenaders, Anglers and All Seaside Folks

Image of The Week First Pier At Bay City – May 13, 1906 We’ll be viewing various images of Seal Beach piers over the few months, but this week we’re looking at what is probably the first image of the … Continue reading

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