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

Civil War Veteran John B. Salling Celebrates Birthday in Scott County, 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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1 min., 39 sec.
Civil War veteran John B. Salling celebrates his birthday at his home in Slant, in Scott County, Va. Salling poses for the camera, holding a knife over a three-tier cake presented to him by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Kingsport, Tenn., and shows off a ten-gallon hat he received as a birthday gift. Party attendees enjoy cake, socialize, and gather around Salling.
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