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Anna Johnson Gates
Anna Johnson Gates

On November 7, 1922, Anna Johnson Gates became the first woman elected to the West Virginia legislature.

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"Normalcy Sick, Mrs. Gates Will Run for House"
"Lion's Club is Addressed by Mrs. Tom Gates"
"Mrs. Tom Gates Dies in Hospital"
1922 Democratic ticket


Moorefield, 1985 Flood
Moorefield, 1985 Flood

On November 7, 1985, President Ronald Reagan declared eight West Virginia counties a disaster area as a result of devastating flooding in the region.

Learn more:
"8 Counties Declared Disaster Area"
"Recap of the Chronology...Flood Of November '85"
"Flood Leaves 16 Dead in Pendleton, $Hundreds of Millions in Damages"
"Flood of 1985...Flood Disaster Recovery Report"
"Flood of 1985...Flood Disaster Recovery Report"
"Relief Show Brings Center To Life" (1985 West Virginia Flood Relief Telethon)
"Goal May Be Met; Denver Ends Show" (1985 West Virginia Flood Relief Telethon)
"Volunteers Make Telethon A Success" (1985 West Virginia Flood Relief Telethon)


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