Tag Archives: Surfside

October 7th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1941, the Long Beach Independent reported that Sam’s Seafood at 2501 Pacific Coast Highway had recently opened a new building in the back to handle its overflow crowds of weekend diners. The new 30 by 94 … Continue reading

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July 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1932 at 12:55 a.m., a southbound Pacific Electric interurban train struck a man and woman on a curve between Seal Beach and the Surfside Colony. Depending on which newspaper account you read, the couple was either … 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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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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