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The 1950s and 1960s #2 of 5
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Hazard Firemen
Firefighters strike a pose in front of the old station. The fire station at that time was also occupied by police court

Courtesy John Fitzpatrick

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Celebration
1955 Boys Basketball State Champs returning for victory celebration in front of court house. WKIC Sportscaster Bob Mansfield is at the microphone. 

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Victory Parade
1956 Boys State Basketball Champs from Carr Creek High School (Knott Co.) celebrating atop a Hazard fire engine.

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Ladies Bowling League
Photo is of eight women posing before a row of automobiles at what appears to be the old Town House motel. ca. 1950s. The event is unknown

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The Mother Goose
"When you get a gander of this house in Hazard Kentucky, you might think you've gone quackers, but it really is a Mother Goose house complete with egg shaped windows.  It's been a fixture here for nearly 60 years." - Oprah Winfrey

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Miss Kentucky 1956
Pageant winners, Miss Kentucky and Miss Leslie County ride through town during a parade. Gene Baker is a passenger in the car and former mayor Doug Combs may be the driver

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Mount Mary Hospital
The hospital on High street in January of 1957. Present location of public library and Dawahares department store.

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Sisters of Mt Mary
Nuns playing checkers in the Rec Room of the Mount Mary Hospital - 1958
Bobby Davis Park/ Museum

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Car Show
1955 car show at Memorial Gym
1954 Home and Auto Show

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Happy Chandler
The Governor and former baseball commissioner at picnic at the Bobby Davis Park. Sits next to the Rev. E. Tipton Carroll of Hazard Christian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Barber sit opposite them

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Skimmin' Molasses 1955
Abbie Hall Pratt at work on the Lyttle Caudill farm at the Right Fork of Masons Creek, Viper, Ky.
Photo by George Pickow (husband of folk musician, Jean Ritchie). Submitted by viewer.


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Main Street 1957
Another nice shot of downtown and various businesses

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Bustling Downtown
More store fronts and pedestrians
Another View: Collins Dept. Store 1953
Bobby Davis Park/Museum

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Salvation Army Fund Raiser
Front (l -r) Unknown, police chief Bud Luttrell, Willie Dawahare, fire chief Shorty Sizemore. (Back l-r) Carl Weiss manager of Majors, Perry Co. Judge Fred Combs, Fred Bullard of WKIC
courtesy Dawahares

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Hazard Drug 1953 
Classic cars sit in front of this Hazard landmark. The business occupying this space in now the Hazard Sandwich Shop but it looks essentially the same from the front

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