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Archibald Campbell: A Champion for West Virginia

June 6, 2013 Statehood in West Virginia likely wouldn’t have come about without the efforts of Archibald Campbell. more »»

Wheeling Was Bustling as Statehood Approached

June 6, 2013 WHEELING — Before it was tagged “The Friendly City,” Wheeling, Va. was known as quite the “happening place” in the 1800s as West Virginia approached statehood. more »»

Proclamation of West Virginia Statehood Celebrated

June 6, 2013 WHEELING — Dressed in period attire, sporting a beard and standing 6 feet, 4 inches tall — the same height as President Abraham Lincoln — Fritz Klein spoke about the Civil War and the importance of... more »»

Inaugural Address of Gov. Arthur I. Boreman, June 20, 1863

June 6, 2013 Fellow Citizens: To be permitted to participate in the most humble capacity in the organization of the State of West Virginia would be an honor; but, to be called by the unanimous voice of her peopl... more »»

Civil War Style Ambulance to be Displayed

June 6, 2013 RAYLAND, Ohio — A replica of a Civil War-era ambulance once built and used in Wheeling is slated to be on display June 20 at the West Virginia Welcome Center on Interstate 70 east of Wheeling. more »»

Railroad ‘Economic Conduit’ for W.Va.

June 6, 2013 WHEELING — If not for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Dan Toomey believes it would have been much more difficult for West Virginia to secede from Virginia. more »»

Arthur Boreman: West Virginia’s First Governor

June 6, 2013 WHEELING — Arthur Ingram Boreman served as West Virginia's first governor and a leader in the movement that led the state's western counties to separate from Virginia and form their own state. more »»

West Virginia: A Timeline

June 4, 2013 The following is a timeline of the formation of West Virginia as the 35th state. more »»

Art Exhibit Celebrates Statehood of West Virginia

June 4, 2013 WHEELING -- To celebrate West Virginia's sesquicentenntial, Artworks Around Town at the Centre Market in Wheeling has created a once-in-a-lifetime show of six celebrated West Virginia artists. more »»

Lonestar and Ronnie Milsap to Headline Charleston's 150th Birthday Celebration

June 4, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A pair of big-name country music acts will headline West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration later this month in Charleston, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced. more »»

West Virginia's Road to Statehood

June 4, 2013 Being a child of the Civil War, West Virginia’s road to statehood is unique. more »»

Events Set For W.Va.’s 150th

May 31, 2013 WHEELING - The West Virginia Legislature, historical re-enactments and a commissioned musical work celebrating the Mountain State's history all will be part of West Virginia's 150th birthday... more »»

US Postal Service issuing stamp for W.Va.'s 150th

May 30, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is getting a lasting tribute for its 150th birthday, courtesy of the U.S. more »»

New coin commemorates W.Va.'s 150th birthday

May 30, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is adding a commemorative coin to the celebratory mix for its 150th birthday, the commission overseeing the sesquicentennial activities announced. more »»

‘Civil War and Other Tales’

May 12, 2013 As part of the sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War and West Virginia statehood, a "Civil War and Other Tales" historic walking tour of Mount Wood Cemetery in Wheeling will be offered from... more »»

Exciting 150th Plans Unveiled

May 2, 2013 Wheeling's celebration of West Virginia's 150th anniversary will begin in earnest in early June and will culminate with a jam-packed schedule of events the week of June 17-22. more »»

W.Va. Was Far From Inevitable

March 31, 2013 Most West Virginians, I think, take our state for granted. It has been generations since any living person remembered when there was not a Mountain State, after all. more »»

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