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Governor Jay Rockefeller and Jay Fowler breaking ground for the Blennerhassett Mansion reconstruction

Governor Jay Rockefeller and Jay Fowler, the 14-year-old son of Blennerhassett Historical Park Commission Executive Director Daniel B. Fowler, turning the first shovel at the groundbreaking for reconstruction of Blennerhassett Mansion. [Governor John D. Rockefeller IV Collection]


On June 19, 1984, Governor Jay Rockefeller broke ground for the Blennerhassett Mansion Reconstruction project.

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"200 Attend Historic Ceremony On Island"
Governor Jay Rockefeller, Blennerhassett Island Mansion Groundbreaking, Talking Points (Governor John D. Rockefeller IV Collection)
Governor John D. Rockefeller IV letter to Dan Fowler (Governor John D. Rockefeller IV Collection)
A. B. Smith and Ken Greene letter to Governor John D. Rockefeller IV (Governor John D. Rockefeller IV Collection)


Rush Dew Holt


Rush Dew Holt, who served as United States senator from West Virginia from 1935 to 1941, was born in Weston on June 19, 1905.

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United Mine Workers' Endorsement of Rush Holt (William Blizzard Collection)
"Holt, Highly Pleased, Says State Has Thrown Off Absent- Landlord's Yoke
Resolution Against Senator Rush D. Holt
"Blizzard Roasts Rush Holt For Spurning Debate Offer"
"Rush D. Holt Passes Yesterday"
"Cancer Fund As Rush Holt Memorial"
Defeat of U.S. Senator Rush Holt
"Isolationism and Pacifism: Senator Rush D. Holt and American Foreign Policy"


On This Day in West Virginia History: June

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