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February 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1948, a Oregon newspaper, the Corvallis Gazette-Times, ran the following ad for Dow Chemical. It doesn’t really grant much opportunity for nostalgia, but Dow Chemical had a plant along the San Gabriel River from 1940 well into … 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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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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In A Little Park By The Side Of The Road

Aerial Seal Beach – 1947 click on the image for a larger view This aerial shot provides a topsy-turvy angle on the early days of the Seal Beach trailer park long before it was remodeled in the early 1980s.  You … Continue reading

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Demolition Plant

Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. Steam Plant – 1967 One of our more popular posts featured the power plant that once dominated the Seal Beach landscape on First Street. Seal Beach resident Joyce Kucera just recently rediscovered her home … Continue reading

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Powerful Photos

Images of The Week Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. Steam Plant – 1925 to 1967 Miss me?  It’s been almost three weeks since the last post, and real life is still interfering with my weekly chores here.  With luck, … Continue reading

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