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

Polio Victim Returns to Augusta 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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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
09/20/59
Run Time
41 seconds
Sound
Silent
Color
BW
Abstract
A U.S. Air Force medical transport plane arrives in Augusta County, Va., carrying local polio victim Glenna Mae Baker. Spectators look on as Baker, inside an iron lung, is lowered from the plane on a forklift. Baker's parents greet her.
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