The Old King Coal festival honors coal miners and the coal industry in Southern Illinois, and features a pageant, vendors, talent contest, live music, a coal miners' memorial service and tribute to the mining industry, and more. It took place this year from May 10 to May 13.
More information: oldkingcoalfestival.org
Susan Green, now Susan Green Coleman, was West Frankfort's Queen of Flame in 1964. She is shown in the photo above receiving her crown from Congressman Kenneth J. Gray and Dorothy Bowen, an earlier Princess Flame.