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in West Virginia History...

Newspaper headline on immigration meeting

On September 19, 1907, a meeting called by Governor William Dawson to discuss immigration to West Virginia was quickly adjourned amidst speculation that its termination was due to the presence of UMWA president John Mitchell.

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"Much Interest in Immigration"
"Did Presence of Mitchell Cause Frost?" (Immigration Meeting)
"The West Virginia Miners Situation" (Immigration Meeting)
Destination of Immigrants, 1899-1910
"History of Immigration to the Coal Fields of West Virginia"
"A Temptation to Lawlessness" (West Virginia History)
Message of Governor Dawson Concerning Cases of Peonage
Joseph H. Diss Debar
"Helvetia: Little Switzerland" (West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly)
"The Story of Helvetia Community"
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On This Day in West Virginia History: September

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