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1739

French explorers were in the Wheeling area

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1749

French explorer Celoron de Blainville led Canadian militia and Indian guides down Allegheny and Ohio Rivers to strengthen French claims, burying lead plates along the way

1751

Christopher Gist surveyed the Ohio Valley as far as the Kanawha River

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1769

The Zane brothers were the first white men to settle in present Ohio County

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1770

George Washington surveyed the Wheeling area

Apr 30, 1774

Daniel Greathouse led a party to ambush on Mingo Indians, killing all, including Chief Logan's family

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1776

Fort Henry was renamed for Governor Patrick Henry

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Sep 01, 1777

Indians and British attack Fort Henry

1796

Ebenezer Zane blazed his trace to Maysville, Kentucky

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1797

Wheeling became the county seat of Ohio County

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1806

Wheeling was chartered as a town

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1818

The National Road, the first major highway in the region, was completed to Wheeling

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1831

Wheeling was declared an inland port of entry

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1836

Wheeling was incorporated as a city

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1849

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was opened for traffic

1849

Wheeling had free public schools

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1850

Wheeling had a hospital

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Dec 24, 1852

The B&O Railroad completed from Baltimore to Wheeling

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1852

Wheeling had a library

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1859

The U.S. Customs House was built

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1860

Wheeling had 14,083 people

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1875

The capital was moved from Charleston to Wheeling

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1880

Wheeling had 30,737 people

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1881

The first West Virginia State Fair was held at Wheeling Island

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1884

The Ohio River flooded at Wheeling

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Mar 26, 1898

The Ohio River flooded at Wheeling

Mar 15, 1907

The Ohio River flooded at Wheeling

Mar 28, 1913

The Ohio River flooded at Wheeling

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1930

Population of Wheeling peaked at 61,659

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Apr 01, 1933

Wheeling Jamboree began at Capitol Music Hall

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Mar 19, 1936

Ohio River crested at 55.20 feet, more than 15 feet above flood stage

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Jan 26, 1937

The Ohio River flooded at Wheeling

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1940

The State Fair ceased operation on Wheeling Island

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Dec 21, 1942

The Ohio River flooded at Wheeling

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2000

Wheeling population was 31,419

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