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Machine gun practice, West Virginia National Guard
Machine gun practice, West Virginia National Guard, 150th Infantry, D Company.
Probably in Kanawha City. Cramer Bollinger standing second from left.

An act establishing the West Virginia National Guard was approved on February 25, 1889.

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