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    Army helicopters were used Sunday to drop food and medical supplies to families marooned for more than four weeks in the Southern Appalachin Mountains of Carolina.

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    Background: Army helicopters were used Sunday to drop food and medical supplies to families marooned for more than four weeks in the Southern Appalachin Mountains of Carolina.

    It was Saturday that Frank Blivvens, of the stranded community of White-Top managed to plough his 7 1/2 ml was through 6ft snowdrifts to the nearest open highway. He made his way to the heliport at West Jefferson, where helicopters of the Army had been waiting for over a week for a break in the weather. They loaded up with 2 tons of food and emergency supplies, Frank took a lift aboard, and went on their errand of mercy up into the back draws of the famed Blue Ridge Mountains, up above snow that in places had piled 30ft high, stranding some fifteen hundred families in this northwest corner of North Carolina.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA90K2YB4Z98ZAL0XL3OCVMZSG3
    Media URN:
    VLVA90K2YB4Z98ZAL0XL3OCVMZSG3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1960
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
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