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

Celebrations Begin as Crowds of People Visit Victory Stadium in Roanoke, Va., for the Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game, Featuring Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Tech

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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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Crowds of people, cheerleaders, and performers flock to Victory Stadium in Roanoke, Va., to take part in a Thanksgiving Day football game. The game pits Virginia Polytechnic Institute against Virginia Military Institute in an annual showdown. Footage shows both teams' marching bands and cheerleaders on the field, Miss Virginia Cherie Suzanne Davis signing signatures, and men dressed in costumes.
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