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Historian discusses formation of West Virginia

April 24, 2013
By WAYNE TOWNER (wtowner@newsandsentinel.com) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - Coming as it did in the middle of a war started by secession, the establishment of West Virginia as a separate state during the Civil War is interesting as the only successful example of secession to occur in U.S. history.

 
 

 

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