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  • Tags: Railroads

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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 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 shows a man in a conductor's hat sitting at the helm of Tweetsie during the 1956 homecoming celebration. The engine is labeled with a large, white "12" and "Tweetsie" along its side. The man looks down into the crowd from…

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This black and white image shows at least six passengers seated in one of Tweetsie's passenger cars at the homecoming celebration in 1956. The men and women pose for the photograph through the small windows above each seat. The car is labeled with a…

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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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This black and white image shows a blurred man standing behind a podium and microphone, speaking to the crowds gathered for the Tweetsie Homecoming Celebration in Hickory, NC. The Appalachian High School band is visible in the foreground.

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This black and white image is a blurred photograph of the Tweetsie car arriving in Hickory(?). The painted carriage is labeled "Tweetsie" in large lettering along its side. Rolling hills and trees are visible behind the train car.

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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 of a fallen steel bridge was taken from a river bank. The steel bridge appears twisted in the section that touches the river's surface. Behind the wreckage lies a derailed train car, leaning against the large stone bridge…

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This black and white image features a fallen steel bridge. The steel frame of the bridge appears twisted where the structure meets the surface of the water. Railroad tracks can just be made out on the bridge's surface. Behind the bridge, to the…
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