Tag Archives: Seal Beach Pier

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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July 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, Aileen Allen and Her Company of California Mermaids gave a diving and swimming exhibition from the Seal Beach pier, both during the afternoon and during the night. These night-time splish splash-capades were probably scheduled to highlight (Ha! … Continue reading

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July 18th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1948, the Long Beach Independent shared that good news that any lady with a paid escort and the following ad could enjoy fishing on either the Super Express boat or Fishing Express boat every Friday — … Continue reading

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July 14th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1960, the new lifeguard headquarters went into service on the Seal Beach pier.  The new headquarters enhanced lifeguard effectiveness in two ways. The higher vantage point from the pier allowed better visibility of distant swimmers and … Continue reading

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July 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1919, a new show had its grand opening at Gus Mann’s Jewel City Cafe. With a new show by Mr. E. G. Wood, America’s foremost revue producer, King Luitpold-worthy meals by Monsieur Alfred Verme, and a jazz orchestra … Continue reading

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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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