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50 Years since the dam collapse and the first woman marathoner - Off-Ramp for Dec. 14, 2013




Rhea Coskey points to an aerial photo of the Baldwin Hills Dam collapse devastation. Her thumb is on South Cloverdale Avenue. Her index finger points to her former address: 4601 South Cloverdale Avenue. The home she lived in with her husband and kids was reduced to a single wall, the white line you can see in the blue photo.
Rhea Coskey points to an aerial photo of the Baldwin Hills Dam collapse devastation. Her thumb is on South Cloverdale Avenue. Her index finger points to her former address: 4601 South Cloverdale Avenue. The home she lived in with her husband and kids was reduced to a single wall, the white line you can see in the blue photo.
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Merry Lepper broke the rules and, in Culver City, became the first US woman to run a marathon. Shifting ground broke the Baldwin Hills dam; we talk with a woman who has never told her story before.