Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 68
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 68

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
Page 68
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