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Big Moses Gas Well
Big Moses Gas Well


On September 6, 1894, one of the biggest gas wells ever drilled was completed on Moses Spencer's farm on Indian Creek, Tyler County.

Learn more:
"A Pillar Of Fire: 'Big Moses' Struck By Lightning"
"Blew The Fire Out: The Big Moses Well Didn't Burn Very Long"


President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Wheeling
President Theodore Roosevelt in Wheeling


On September 6, 1902, President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt spoke in Wheeling.

Learn more:
Articles on President Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Wheeling, September 6, 1902


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