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  • Black History Month Established in 1867 in Harpers Ferry, Storer College was the first college open to African-Americans in West Virginia. More than 7,000 students attended the college over the course of its history. Read More »

  • West Virginia University February 7, 1867, the West Virginia Legislature founded the Agricultural College of West Virginia, now West Virginia University. Read More »

  • Tygart Valley Homesteads On February 11, 1935, the first houses in the Tygart Valley Homesteads were ready for occupancy. It was one of three projects was intended to provide a new start for unemployed farmers, miners and timber workers. Read More »

  • Covered bridges There are 17 covered bridges remaining in West Virginia. The Carrollton bridge in Barbour County is one. Read More »

  • "Uncle Homer" Walker John Homer "Uncle Homer" Walker was born February 15, 1898, in Mercer County. Among the last in a tradition of black Appalachian banjo players, he played the five-string banjo in the clawhammer style. Read More »

  • Buffalo Creek Disaster On February 26, 1972, the Buffalo Creek Flood killed 125 people and left thousands homeless. Whole communities were destroyed and never rebuilt. Read More »

  • Marshall University February 27, 1867, Marshall College was established as a normal school for training teachers Read More »

  • Maple sugar Maple sap production occurs on warm days following freezing winter nights. Photograph by Dean Michaud. Read More »

This Date in History

February 21, 1841: William Henry Harrison Flick was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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William Henry Harrison Flick (February 21, 1841-June 7, 1904) was the author of the Flick Amendment, which removed voting restrictions on former Confederates. Flick was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He served in an infantry regiment of the Union army during the Civil War, was wounded at the battle of Shiloh and discharged in 1862.

After studying law in Ohio, Flick ope...

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