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"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
December 1997 Schedule


December 1 Shepherdstown considered for nation's capital (1790)

December 2 The hanging of John Brown (1859)

December 3 James Rumsey demonstrates his steamboat (1787)

December 4 Birth of baseball hall of famer Jesse "The Crab" Burkett (1868)

December 5 1st lawsuit concerning a WV coal mine disaster (1885)

December 8 Jared Arter & the WV College & Seminary (1908)

December 9 Tony Boyle-Jock Yablonski UMW presidential election (1969)

December 10 WV anti-lynching law is upheld (1931)

December 11 Death of Governor Jacob B. Jackson (1893)

December 12 Closing of the original Shoney's restaurant in Charleston (1975)

December 15 Silver Bridge disaster at Pt. Pleasant (1967)

December 16 Last public hanging in WV (1897)

December 17 Death of Henry Ruffner (1861)

December 18 Birth of U.S. Senator Nathan B. Scott (1841)

December 19 Virginia General Assembly establishes town of Charleston (1794)

December 22 Cabin Creek native Arnold Miller elected UMW president (1972)

December 23 Incorporation of Romney and Shepherdstown (1762)

December 24 B&O Railroad completed to Wheeling (1852)

December 25 Daring escape on the Underground Railroad (1857)

December 26 John George Jackson & the beginning of the WV statehood movement (1811)

December 29 Confederates burn the town of Sutton (1861)

December 30 President Nixon signs the Coal Mine Health & Safety Act (1969)

December 31 West Virginia's statehood bill approved (1862)


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