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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 August

Radford, Va., Celebrates Centennial

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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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Radford, Va., residents participate in festivities during the town's centennial anniversary celebration. A police officer stages a mock raid on the New River Saloon, dragging two costumed "tipplers" from the building, while saloon employees, also costumed, shake their fists in pretended rage. Three women in old-fashioned dresses look into a "wishing well," while another, in a bonnet, buys a soda from a drink stand with two costumed attendants. Spectators gather around an antique Norfolk and Western Railway freight engine, on display with a sign reading "The Old...N&W Engine No. 475. Come and See!"
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