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  • Tags: Celebrations

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This black and white photograph features several women, men, and a young girl walking down King Street during the Centennial Parade of 1949. Crowds can be seen gathered along the street edge. The "Gateway Café," "Veterans Bowling," and "Skyline…

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This black and white image shows two men standing behind a podium and microphone on the stage set-up to celebrate and announce Tweetsie's homecoming in Hickory, 1956. Several brick storefronts are visible in the background, as well as an American…

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This black and white image features the band of Appalachian High School (a patch on the students' shoulders reads "Appalachian High School") seated in front of a stage where a man in a sheriff's uniform plays a guitar. Several brick buildings are…

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This black and white image shows two men smiling on stage during Tweetsie's Homecoming celebration. A plaque reading "ABC WHKY" rests in front of the microphone. A "welcome" banner hangs next to the stage where a man in a dark suit is exiting the…

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This black and white image shows the Appalachian High School band and community leaders sitting and waiting for the arrival of Tweetsie. Crowds began piling up around the waiting area surrounding the railroad tracks. A sign reading "Hickory Traffic…

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This black and white image shows an older gentleman blowing out the candles of the Rotary Club's 50th Anniversary cake. A few young women and men can be seen smiling in the background as the man bends over the dessert. Streamers hang from the ceiling…

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This black and white photograph shows Sarah Lynn Blair, as explained by an attached sticky note that stated: "Sarah Lynn Blair wearing dress that Mary Rousseau wore to marry George Henry Blair. She was his second wife." Three walking women take up…

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This black and white image features 6 people (3 women, 3 men, appearing to be coupled off) standing in front of the stage set-up for the celebration of Tweetsie's arrival in Hickory in 1956. The couples appear to be in period dress (late nineteenth,…

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This black and white image shows three young couples dressed in period clothing awaiting the arrival of Tweetsie. A man to the right of the grouping points a camera towards the smiling young couples. A brick building behind the scene has a large sign…

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This black and white image shows a large crowd moving around near the stage where the arrival of Tweetsie will be announced. Two women cross the railroad tracks that cross through the center of the image to join the festivities. Several brick store…
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