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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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Written by Henry Preston Scalf. Includes essays concerning the history of Floyd County, photograph reproductions, tributes, and advertisements.
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…
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.
This news clipping is from the May 26, 1955 issue of the Floyd County Times.
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,…
Picture 1: Theater marquee, circa 1951 or 1952

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