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The 1950s and 1960s #4 of 5     
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Lykins IGA
Pedestrians in front of Supermarket.  (Notice the grocery carts inside).  This was later home to Watsons 

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The Singing Miner
George Davis performs on WKIC at Lykins IGA. 
Listen to the Singing Miner's theme song 

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Liberty Street High School
Meeting at this segregated school to discuss integration with the city school system.
Memorial marker at site of old school (submitted by Vickie Sargent)

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Tolbert Combs and Willie Dawahare
Tolbert Combs faces the camera. Lt. Governor Wilson Wyatt in the car shaking hands with Willie Dawahare.

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Perry County Jail
This jail was located on North Main. It was razed in the early 1960s.
Submitted by Lamarr Ritchie

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Citizens State Bank  1953
Seen shortly after moving across the street to the building formally occupied by Fullers Dept Store and Perry Co State Bank some years prior

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Dedication of Lovern Street  1954
Motorcade with the widow of E. B. Lovern, Senator John Sherman Cooper, Earle Clements, Billy Engle and others.
More color photos of this event:
A close-up of the passengers
Ribbon cutting with Mrs. Lovern, Mayor Gene Baker, and Dewey Daniel

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Fire Chief  and "Jimbo"

Hazard Fire Department chief Benny Sally with Jimbo (1955).  The monkey (who bit) was cared for by members of the fire department for a time.
courtesy J. Fitzpatrick

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Jay Lasslo
Radio Announcer Jay Lasslo at La Citadel judging a local beauty contest.

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Mountain Sunset
As seen through typical motel room window at La Citadelle on Skyline Drive in Hazard

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The Business District
Nice aerial shot of central Hazard
Another nice aerial photo

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A Child's Prayer
Unknown child's bed-time prayer at Buckhorn Orphanage

A story by local writer Richard Blount (The Big Dipper)
In this story, Mr. Blount shares his early memories of the Eight Ball Pool Room.


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Lotts Creek Farmers
This 1954 picture shows a few of the 22 farmers from the Lotts Creek Fresh Vegetable Growers Association. These farmers joined together and allotted 23 acres of land to grow produce to sell to local consumers.

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Mountain Bow Hunters Club
Members of this club practice at Bomber Park in 1954

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New Construction
Building construction on North Main. In the distance is High Street and Mount Mary Hospital. Another photo of construction . The finished building became Colwell Furniture and later, The Shamrock

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