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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 April

WSLS-TV Reporter Bill Mason Reports on the Opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway After Harsh Winter Conditions

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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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WSLS-TV reporter Bill Mason reports from the Roanoke River Lookout on the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to Mason, some facilities on the Virginia stretch of the parkway are now open after harsh winter conditions caused them to close, with other facilities soon to follow. In Bedford, Va., the Peaks of Otter lodge, restaurant, and service station are now open. Footage shows Park Ranger Russell A. Case opening the barricades to the parkway and images of the Roanoke River.
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