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

WSLS-TV'S Jim Walsh Interviews Benjamin F. Moomaw on Roanoke, Va., Diamond Jubilee Celebration

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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., 33 sec.
WSLS-TV reporter Jim Walsh speaks with Benjamin F. Moomaw, managing director of the Roanoke, Va., "Diamond Jubilee" 75th anniversary festival, which will celebrate community acheivements over the 75 years since the village of Big Lake, Va., was renamed "Roanoke." Moomaw emphasizes the importance of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad in establishing Roanoke as the fastest-growing community in the state of Virginia and details the festival's main events: a historical pageant and an exhibit showcasing local industries, headed by Norfolk and Western Railway President R.H. Smith.
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