On April 26, 1937, the first highway historical marker, "State Capitol," was installed and dedicated in Charleston.
"Initial Historical Marker Will Be Installed Monday"
"First Historical Marker on Site of Capitol That Burned"
Gov. Homer Holt's Remarks Accepting West Virginia's First Historical Marker
"First Historical Marker, on Old Capitol Site, Presented to State"
Gov. Homer Holt Speaking at the First Marker Ceremonies
Four of the Speakers at the First Marker Ceremonies
On April 26, 1927, the West Virginia legislature passed an act incorporating the Raleigh County community of Beckley.
Beckley Municipal Charter
"Beckley Charter Much Changed Since Inception"
On April 26, 1907, Carrie Nation addressed a crowd in Grafton.
From Mrs. Carrie Nation
On This Day in West Virginia History: April