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Heat wave grips Kentucky, 1953

Posted on July 18, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

In an effort to illustrate a prolonged heat wave gripping Kentucky and the nation in early September 1953, a Herald-Leader photographer photographed Anna Ruth White of 344 Sherman Avenue in Lexington under 75 pounds of crushed ice at Boonesboro Beach. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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