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April 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1918, a lady’s purse was lost in Seal Beach between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Santa Ana Register does not report whether there was any response to this May 1st personal ad. 52 more words

Seal Beach

War Photo

There are photographs you will never

see, (this one included)


shifting tectonic plates in the


the quiet space under the ink and the shudder… 73 more words


Emily's Marriage with a Surprise Wedding Witness

Twenty years ago I searched the name “Leoria Carolyn Wilbur” online to help my son with a family tree assignment. Athough I presumed I would discover material on my grandmother, the first result, a news item from a 1900 paper transcribed by the Tioga County historical site, astonished me. 356 more words


March 31, 1918: It's Not Nice to Fool Father Time

We’ve been enjoying the benefits of daylight savings time for a couple of weeks now – something most of us have always known. But it wasn’t always so. 464 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

My Favorite Neighbor - Living Next Door To A Legend

Have you ever lived next door to The Most Interesting Man In The World? I don’t mean the distinguished Latino gentleman who is a fixture of beer commercials, but a real live human being whose life should be chronicled in at least one good book. 950 more words


Twenty one innings with a 0-0 tie gets broken up (August 1, 1918)

There are long games and then there are very long games. No one scoring a run makes it even worse.

So, on August 1, 1918, the Pirates break the longest scoreless tie in baseball history against the Boston Braves, when the team tallies two runs in the top of the twenty-first inning for an eventual 2-0 victory at Braves Field. 129 more words

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