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West Virginia Day

Despite problems state a special place

June 20, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Forged during the tumultuous years of the American Civil War, the little-regarded, often-ignored residents living west of the Allegheny Mountains began walking their own path on June 20, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln formally admitted West Virginia as the 35th state in the Union.

 
 
 

 

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