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Southern Exposure: Swimmers braved the waters of Terrible Tilly – Columns

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1934 headline reporting the Reeds’ swim.

Seaside lifeguards were assisted by a St. Bernard in the 1930s.

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Seaside lifeguards were assisted by a St. Bernard in the 1930s.

Jim and Chuck Reed and their surfboard, long before the surfing craze of the 1950s and ’60s.

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Jim and Chuck Reed and their surfboard, long before the surfing craze of the 1950s and ’60s.

Jim Reed and Melinda Masters, whose father was Chuck Reed, at the Signal office. Jim was named after his uncle, James Reed, who died during World War II.

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Jim Reed and Melinda Masters, whose father was Chuck Reed, at the Signal office. Jim was named after his uncle, James Reed, who died during World War II.


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Lt. James Reed was killed in 1942 fighting for his country. His nephew, Jim, and niece, Melissa Masters, hope to revive the memory of his achievements.

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Lt. James Reed was killed in 1942 fighting for his country. His nephew, Jim, and niece, Melissa Masters, hope to revive the memory of his achievements.

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