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Walk For The Hall Of Fame, February 12, 1975
Walk For The Hall Of Fame, February 12, 1975


On June 10, 1983, Don Cohen, founder of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, held a press conference in Charleston at which he criticized Governor Jay Rockefeller and the Charleston Gazette for their failure to support the construction of the Hall in West Virginia.

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The National Track & Field Hall of Fame
"McManus, Mrs. Moore Greet 'Hall' Marchers" (National Track and Field Hall of Fame)
"Ground Broken For Track 'Hall'"
"'Hall' Ceremonies Beautiful, Except to the Cows" (National Track and Field Hall of Fame)
"Track Shrine's Founder Criticizes Jay, Gazette"
Video Clip on National Track and Field Hall of Fame


On June 10, 1924, Lewis Collins, a prominent businessman in Litwar, McDowell County, was murdered.

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"Merchant At Litwar Killed In Bed"
"Son-in-Law of Lewis Collins, Murdered at Litwar, Is Arrested"
"No Bond Is Secured For George Conley, Held For Murder Of His Father-In-Law, L. Collins"
"Mrs. Conley Suffers Loss O[f] Arm Thru Discharge Of Gun"
"Continuance Is Secured By State In Conley Case; Petit Jurors Discharged By The Court"
"George Conley On Trial For The Murder Of His Father- In-Law, Lewis Col[l]ins"
"George Conley Acquitted of the Murder of Father-in- Law, Lewis Collins"


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West Virginia Archives and History