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Feb 03, 1865

Legislature asked the governor to appoint a commission to plan a state normal school system

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Feb 27, 1867

The legislature established the West Virginia State Normal School at Marshall

1869

Fairmont State Regency normal was renamed the Fairmont Branch Normal (Fairmont State University)

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Dec 26, 1872

Normal schools were established in Glenville, Athens, and Shepherdstown

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1877

The normal schools established a three-year term beyond elementary grades

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1908

There were 2,592 normal school-students

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1917

Regents began to abolish high school courses in normal schools

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1920

Marshall became a four-year college

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1931

Legislature renamed remaining normal schools as colleges

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