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Walter Reuther


Labor leader Walter Reuther was born in Wheeling on September 1, 1907.

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"Walter Reuther"
"Walter Reuther Killed in Jet Crash"
Video Clip of Walter Reuther at the West Virginia Centennial Celebration


Native Americans attacked a militia force at Fort Henry in Ohio County on September 1, 1777.

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David Shepherd to Edward Hand (22 August 1777)
David Shepherd to Edward Hand (28 August 1777)
Reminiscences by Dr. Joseph Doddridge
Recollections of John Hanks
Recollections of Mrs. Joseph Stagg
Portion of reminiscences of Mrs. Lydia Cruger
David Shepherd to Edward Hand (3 September 1777)
David McClure to Edward Hand (8 September 1777)


On September 1, 1671, explorers Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam embarked on an expedition that would result in the discovery of the New River.

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Journal of the Batts and Fallam Expedition
Batts and Fallam Expedition (Time Trail)


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