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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 March

Roanoke County, Va., Runaways Return

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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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Online; Video; Streaming Video; Anchor Script
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40 seconds
Three Roanoke County, Va., runaways sit on a sofa following a safe return from the nearby woods, where they set up camp to avoid attending school. Footage shows the team of park rangers, rescue squad members, police officers, and civilians assembled to search for the boys, who were determined to be missing when they failed to show up for classes. The boys talk with a park ranger and are comforted by their mothers.
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