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Early Carbon Hill Homecoming Poster
Early Carbon Hill Homecoming Poster, n.d. Photo: Janet Anderson

50 Years with the Carbon Hill Homecoming

The project documents the inhabitants of Carbon Hill working together to put on the four-day festival, now in its 50th year. Among the offerings are carnival rides, softball competitions, bingo, a parade, and fireworks. Once a thriving coal mining community, the small town uses the homecoming proceeds to help fund its maintenance and improvement.

Originally submitted by: Jerry Weller, Representative (11th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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