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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 August

Roanoke Mayor Benton O. Dillard Announces the Site of a New Government Building in Roanoke, 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., 34 sec.
At the construction site of a new municipal building in Roanoke, Va., Mayor Benton O. Dillard speaks to a group of onlookers about his hopes for future growth. Ceremoniously, he shovels the first pile of dirt at the site and accepts a commemorative silver shovel.
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