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Students in front of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the
Blind

On March 3, 1870, the West Virginia legislature passed an act establishing the West Virginia Schools For the Deaf and the Blind.

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Founding of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Act Establishing the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
First Annual Report of the Board of Regents & Principal of the West Virginia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind


On March 3, 1921, McDowell County Deputy Sheriff William Johnson Tabor was shot and killed on the streets of Welch by the town's mayor, J. H. Whitt.

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Murder of William Johnson Tabor


On March 3, 1791, Congress passed a federal excise tax on whiskey, which led to the Whiskey Rebellion.

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History of the Whiskey Rebellion
Edward Smith to Edward Carrington, August 17, 1794
Proclamation by the Governor of Virginia, August 19, 1794
Benjamin Wilson to Governor Henry Lee, September 2, 1794


On This Day in West Virginia History: March

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