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Astronomy August 25, 2000: The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope, was dedicated.
Back to school in the Mountain State Find resources related to West Virginia studies in the e-WV Classroom.
The Kanawha County Textbook Controversy In September 1974, picket lines formed at schools as parents protested new textbooks selected for their students.
Summersville Lake September 3, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson dedicated the Summersville Dam and Lake.
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.
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.
The Great Bend Tunnel September 12, 1872, the Great Bend Tunnel was completed. Legend has it that John Henry defeated the steam drill here.
This Date in History
September 01, 1803: The Lewis and Clark Expedition set down the Ohio River
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress to appropriate funds for an exploration of the part of the continent bordering on the Missouri and Columbia rivers. Jefferson chose Meriwether Lewis, an experienced army officer and frontiersman, to head the expedition. Captain Lewis then chose William Clark, a fellow frontier officer, to join him.
Lewis proceeded first to the U.S. Army’s arsenal at Harpers Ferry, where he acq...
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