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Reagan hometown plans hunky statue

Sculpture to depict him as young man in lifeguard suit rushing to the rescue

Posted: February 23, 2014 at 5:24 a.m.

This is an artist’s rendering of what Dixon, Ill., officials want to turn into a 7-foot bronze statue of young lifeguard Ronald Reagan rushing to the rescue at the city’s Lowell Park.

This is an artist’s rendering of what Dixon, Ill., officials want to turn into a 7-foot bronze statue of young lifeguard Ronald Reagan rushing to the rescue at the city’s Lowell Park.

Decades before he became known as the Teflon president and the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan was a hunk in trunks.

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