Nostalgia in Newport

Photo series courtesy of Newport Beach Historical Society

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Peyton Reed (second from right), a NBHS board member and former lifeguard, pictured here in 1966 during his first year as lieutenant for the Newport Beach Lifeguards. That year, 1,259 lives were saved. It was customary to display the number of rescues accomplished by the team on the division photo.

Newport Beach Historical Society is located at the Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Ave., Newport Beach, Calif. 92661. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Both the library and museum are closed on Sundays. Free admission. For more information, visit, or email

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