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

Two State Senators Speak About Plans of the Water Level Route Association in Roanoke, 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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2 min., 16 sec.
In Roanoke, Va., a reporter interviews two state senators regarding the formation of the Water Level Route Association, an organization created to respond to a proposal for a new interstate highway and to lobby for the relocation of the proposed route from northern Virginia to southern Virginia. An unidentified senator informs the reporter that southwestern Virginia is in support of the relocation. Senator Mosby Perrow explains that the State Highway Commission has been charged with determining the best possible route for the highway and that the Water Level Route Association intends to argue their case to the commission.
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