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"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
October 1997 Schedule


October 1 1st Rural Free Delivery introduced in Jefferson County (1896)

October 2 Willow Island's American Cyanamid plant enforces fetal protection policy (1978)

October 3 Death of John Hanson McNeill & the history of McNeill's Rangers (1864)

October 6 Former Governor Moore testifies concerning the Buffalo Creek flood settlement (1981)

October 7 Proclamation of 1763

October 8 Birth of Harman Blennerhassett (1764)

October 9 Archibald Campbell & the Wheeling Intelligencer newspaper (1856)

October 10 Battle of Point Pleasant (1774)

October 13 Battle of Bulltown (1863)

October 14 Myra native Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier (1947)

October 15 Integration of West Virginia's teachers' associations (1954)

October 16 John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry (1859)

October 17 Hatfield brothers killed in a shootout near Smithers (1911)

October 20 Impeachment of Auditor John C. Bond (1926)

October 21 Birth of Governor Hulett C. Smith (1918)

October 22 Opening of the New River Gorge Bridge (1977)

October 23 "Wreck on the C&O" (1890)

October 24 Passage of the first statehood referendum (1861)

October 27 Death of newspaper publisher Livia Simpson Poffenbarger (1937)

October 28 Last 20 families move to the Arthurdale Resettlement Community (1935)

October 29 Life of State AFL-CIO president Miles Stanley

October 30 Completion of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge (1849)

October 31 Trial of John Brown (1859)


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