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Opening night The Keith-Albee in Huntington showed its first movie on May 7, 1928, but it was the lavish theater itself that was the star of the show.
Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike On April 18, 1912, the miners at Paint Creek and Cabin Creek went on strike. What followed was one of the most dramatic and bloodiest conflicts of what became known as the Mine Wars
West Virginia State University On March 17, 1891, West Virginia State University was founded as the West Virginia Colored Institute
The rhododendron On January 29, 1903, after a vote by schoolchildren, the rhododendron was designated West Virginia's official state flower .
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.
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This Date in History
April 24, 1966: Louis Johnson died in Washington
Attorney Louis Arthur Johnson (January 10, 1891-April 24, 1966) was a politician, U.S. cabinet officer, and co-founder of a major law firm. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia, although he spent most of his life in Clarksburg. He was the boxing and wrestling champion at the University of Virginia, where he received his law degree in 1912. Following overseas service in World War I, Johnson helped to found the American Legion and eventually became its national commander.
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