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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1954 June

Linwood Johnson Wins Roanoke, Va., Soap Box Derby

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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., 18 sec.
Roanoke, Va., boys compete in the annual soap box derby sponsored by the Roanoke Optimist Club. Competitors march along the street and run down ramps into the race area. One boy affixes a rabbit's foot to his soap box car. Spectators watch as the cars roll down the raceway. Optimist Club members congratulate derby champion Linwood Johnson, and a derby official presents him with a plaque.
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