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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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Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
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1 min., 42 sec.
Friends and family members gather in Slant, Scott County, Va., at the home of John B. Salling, reputed Civil War veteran, to celebrate his birthday. Police Captain Harold W. Burgess of the Virginia State Police presents Salling with a ten-gallon hat, a Confederate shirt, and a personal greeting from Virginia Governor J. Lindsay Almond.
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