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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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March 31st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1956, newspapers all across the country published a “Bugs Bunny” comic strip that leaves a minor Seal Beach historical mystery. “Sam’s Seafood” in Surfside is now called “Don the Beachcomber,” but there were  different versions of the … Continue reading

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January 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, The Santa Ana Register reported that a yellow taxi cab had been stolen from in front Don May’s cafe on the coast highway between Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. Huntington Beach police recovered the abandoned … Continue reading

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January 3rd In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1945, The Long Beach Independent reports that a thirteen-year old Surfside resident, Rodney Middleworth, fell off the old 101 Highway bridge into the water. When Seal Beach Fire Chief Sperry Knighton and Seal Beach police officers … Continue reading

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