e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.
e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
West Virginia Turnpike On August 29, 1952, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction on the West Virginia Turnpike
Home of the Mountaineers The new Mountaineer Field opened on September 6, 1980, with a 41-27 win over Cincinnati. It was the first game for Coach Don Nehlen, who became the most successful coach in West Virginia University history.
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Hatfield patriarch Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield was born September 9, 1839, in Mingo County. The patriarch of the Hatfield clan led the family in a prolonged vendetta against the family of Randolph McCoy.
New Capitol dedicated Built for slightly more than $9 million, the new state capitol was officially dedicated on West Virginia Day, June 20, 1932.
Deadly twister A tornado that struck the Shinnston area of Harrison County June 23, 1944, killed more than 100 people and destroyed numerous homes.
State Parks West Virginia has 36 state parks and resorts, including Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County. The parks offer hiking, biking, camping, and many other activities.
The Sesquicentennial West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday with a 3-D show and fantastic fireworks display at the Capitol.
This Date in History
September 02, 1963: Centennial exhibits train ended in South Charleston
The hills and valleys of the Mountain State came alive in 1963 as West Virginia celebrated 100 years of statehood. Musical events, drama, traveling exhibits, and festivities in each of the 55 counties highlighted the celebration. It began on West Virginia Day, June 20, 1962, with the appearance of former President Harry S. Truman at the state capitol in Charleston. One year later, on the state’s 100th birthday, President
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