Tag Archives: Seal Beach Pier

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 8th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1932, the Santa Ana Register ran an ad enticing couples with free admittance to the newly named Persian Ball Room on the Seal Beach Pier.  The new ball room name was the result of a KGER radio … Continue reading

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April 3rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1928, the Evening Kansan-Republican of Newton, Kansas carried a short report on the latest wacky fishing craze on the Pacific Coast — kite fishing!  Citing a story in Popular Science Monthly, the report tells of a “fine corbina … Continue reading

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March 2nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1939, the Santa Ana Register reported that work on the new $110,000 pier was advancing. According to a report made by Leon C. Michailes, a Public Works Administration engineer to Kenneth A. Godwin, the regional director … Continue reading

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February 16th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register proclaimed that earlier in the week the Mercer Construction Company had begun strengthening the pier with new pilings and renovating it with “electroliers at short spaces and resting seats.” The Guy … Continue reading

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January 5th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, The San Bernadino County Sun’s Ocean Fish Report listed the following: Seal Beach: 18 anglers:  177 barracuda, 24 bontio, 2 calico bass, 5 halibut. The forty-nine year old “bontio” typo has been preserved in the … Continue reading

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Faces in the Crowd

Fridays on The Pier – 1920 The Seal Beach pier has been a favorite subject for photographers throughout its 95 years of history.  Every Friday between now and the end of the Seal Beach Founders Celebration, we’ll be posting an … Continue reading

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