On This Day
in West Virginia History...

William H. Davis, long-time educator, who was Booker T. Washington's first teacher, died in Charleston on March 24, 1938.

Learn more:
Obituaries for William H. Davis
Death Certificate for William H. Davis
Biographical Sketch of William H. Davis
Contemporary Article on Political Rally at Tinkersville
"Booker T. Washington's West Virginia Boyhood"

Mount Hope After Fire of March 24, 1910

The Fayette County community of Mount Hope burned on March 24, 1910.

Learn more:
"Mt. Hope Swept by Flames"
"Mt. Hope In Ruins"
"Mt. Hope Destroyed By Fire"
"Mount Hope Disastrous Fire"
Fayette Journal Headline, March 24, 1910

On This Day in West Virginia History: March

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