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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 May

Daphne Fairbanks Crowned Queen Shenandoah at Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Footage shows scenes from John Handley High School in Winchester, Va., during the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. A conductor directs a choir assembled on the front steps of the school. Texas Congressman Sam Rayburn crowns Daphne Fairbanks "Queen Shenandoah," while Lewis Strauss, head of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, looks on. Fairbanks leads a procession to the seat of honor, attended by a group of children.
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