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Local Union 5895.pdf
Twentieth Anniversary of Local Union 5895 United Mine Workers of America 1933-1953. Wayland, Kentucky. Originally printed June 20, 1953. Reprinted May 2005.

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Sesquicentennial.pdf
Written by Henry Preston Scalf. Includes essays concerning the history of Floyd County, photograph reproductions, tributes, and advertisements.

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The May Day Parade and Festival were big doings in Prestonsburg during the 1950s and early 1960s. These photographs belonged to Kathryn Frazier.

Picture 1: 1951 May Day Queen and her court

Picture 2: May Day participants on the Prestonsburg…

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Includes participants from schools in McDowell, Martin, Wayland, Wheelwright, Prestonsburg, Maytown, and Betsy Layne.

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Items 1-2: Shave Permit and Cosmetic Permit. Participants were required to pay $1 for a permit to shave or wear makeup in the county.

Item 3: Newspaper clipping from the July 5, 1950 Courier-Journal.

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This news clipping is from the May 26, 1955 issue of the Floyd County Times.

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Pictured is Wilburn Frazier and Floyd Davis (child) on the very top of a mountain standing by a freshly decorated grave. The grave is that of Windfield Castle, located at the head of Beech Branch.

This picture was taken shortly after the burial,…

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Picture 1: Theater marquee, circa 1951 or 1952

Picture 2: Inside the theater, taken circa late 1940s or early 1950s.

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This picture is of the first company picnic of Kentucky Hydrocarbon in Langley (Maytown). Pictured, from left to right, are: Thomas Jones, Franklin Salisbury, Unknown, Edgar "Mutt" Herald, Kenneth Blevins, Manor "Crow" Manual.
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