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Little Kanawha River


1765

Captain Bull, Delaware Indian, settled near the Little Kanawha

Other events that happened on or around 1765

1770

The upper watershed of the Little Kanawha was explored by John Hacker

Other events that happened on or around 1770

1772

The massacre of Captain Bull's band of Delaware Indians by frontiersmen at Bulltown Historic Area

Other events that happened on or around 1772

1838

Claudius Crozet recommended that 10 locks and dams be constructed to permit navigation of the Little Kanawha

Other events that happened on or around 1838

1847

Citizens of Parkersburg, Elizabeth, and Glenville organized the Little Kanawha Navigation Company

Other events that happened on or around 1847

1860

Samuel D. Karnes stuck oil and began producing, opening Burning Springs oil field

May 09, 1863

A Confederate raiding party under Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones set fire to the Burning Springs oil field and to crude oil being stored in the area.

1867

The Little Kanawha Navigation Company let contracts for the first four locks and dams

Other events that happened on or around 1867

1874

Steamboats began travel from Parkersburg upriver to Palestine (Wirt County) on the Little Kanawha

Other events that happened on or around 1874

1891

The "government lock" was built on Little Kanawha River near Burning Springs

Other events that happened on or around 1891

1978

Burnsville Dam placed in operation

Other events that happened on or around 1978


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