Tag Archives: Seal Beach Business

October 8th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, International Gifts ran an ad in the Long Beach Independent Press Telegram announcing their new location next to Brock’s Drugstore. That week’s specials were Swedish candlesticks, basketware, imported glassware sets, hats, and bags and international … Continue reading

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October 1st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, the following ad for the Ivory Tower Bookstore ran in the Long Beach Independent. The Ivory Tower has appeared here in posts for May 5th and June 11  because the crackerjack editorial team here at “This … Continue reading

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September 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1971, the following ad ran in the Long Beach Independent for the Ranch House Restaurant. The ad offered fine dining and entertainment by Bill Clark, a pianist and organist who sang and played pop hits and … Continue reading

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September 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1977, the following ad ran in the Long Beach Independent. Before Ruby’s Diner and long after the scintillators were removed, Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant served food at the end of the Seal Beach Pier, including an enticing … Continue reading

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September 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1946, Ralph Henry Lawrence, a 45 year 0ld toolmaker from Clearwater plead guilty to a felonious assault charge and received ten years probation and was ordered to pay a $360 fine at the rate of $10 … Continue reading

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September 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1960, the following photograph was published in the Long Beach Independent’s fashion section. There were a number of photos showing off current fashions available at local shops, but this ensemble was available at Seal Beach’s very … Continue reading

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July 19th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1973, the following ad ran for The Hungry Hamburger in the Long Beach Independent, promising “A SMILE IN EVERY BITE” to diners visiting 12161 Seal Beach Boulevard in the Rossmoor Center. Yet another long gone Seal … Continue reading

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June 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, the Los Angeles Times ran this ad for Ole Surfboards. Bob “Ole” Olson’s first shop was located in a quonset hut in Sunset Beach, but he soon moved to 223 Bay Boulevard (now renamed Seal … Continue reading

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June 14th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1936, the Arizona Republic ran this ad for the Surfside Colony from the Ord Land Company.  Imagine facing daily triple digit temperatures in Phoenix in a decade where air conditioning is mostly a feature in offices … Continue reading

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June 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram ran this classified ad for Audrey’s Antiques.  Most people remember Aubrey’s Antiques at 132 Main Street (with the waist-high “Audrey’s Antiques” sign inviting pedestrians to step inside and browse), where … Continue reading

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