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Delegate William H. H. Flick of Pendleton County
Delegate William H. H. Flick of Pendleton County


On April 27, 1871, West Virginia voters approved the Flick Amendment, which restored voting rights to former Confederate supporters.

Learn more:
Wheeling Daily Intelligencer Articles on the Flick Amendment
Governor's Proclamation Announcing Statewide Referendum on the Flick Amendment (Ar1725 #170, Legislative Material)
Senate Joint Resolution No. 6 (Flick Amendment) (Ar1725 #170, Legislative Material)
Opinion of the Attorney General on the Rights of African Americans To Vote as a Consequence of the Fifteenth Amendment (Ar1724 #37)


On April 27, 1978, collapse of a tower under construction at Willow Island killed 51 men.

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"Wet Concrete Possible Cause of 51 Workers Falling to Death"
"County in Mourning After loss of 51 in power Plant Tragedy"
"The Victims"


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