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Title
Captain George Watkins, dean of lifeguards, and Louise Hill, Santa Monica, Calif
Date Created and/or Issued
[194-]
Contributing Institution
Santa Monica Public Library
Collection
Santa Monica Image Archives
Rights Information
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Description
Tiffani Righero Collection
A legendary figure known as the dean of lifeguards in Santa Monica Bay Area, George Watkins' many accomplishments include the founding of the Santa Monica Lifeguard Service in 1932 and the pioneering use of rubber tubes and paddle boards in water rescues. After 50 years of service, Watkins retired in 1955 at the age of 70. He died in 1966.
Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives
F354
Digital object 5104 img0018
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print: b&w
Identifier
http://digital.smpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/smarchive/id/7272
Subject
Hill, Louise
Watkins, George
Lifeguards--California--Santa Monica
Provenance
Donated to the Library

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