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West Virginia became the 35th state in the Union on June 20, 1863.

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Order of Ceremonies for "The Inauguration Of The New State"
Letter, James S. Wheat to Arthur I. Boreman Regarding the Inaugural Ceremonies
Joseph H. Diss Debar Sketch of Governor Arthur I. Boreman Delivering the Inaugural Address
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Newspaper Articles
West Virginia Statehood


President John F. Kennedy speaking at the West Virginia State Capitol, June 20, 1963
President John F. Kennedy speaking at the West Virginia State Capitol, June 20, 1963


President John F. Kennedy spoke to a crowd at the State Capitol as part of the West Virginia centennial celebration.

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Contemporary Articles on President John F. Kennedy and the West Virginia centennial celebration


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West Virginia Archives and History