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"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
Crime & Punishment


October 8, 1764: Harman Blennerhassett

October 17, 1911: Hatfield brothers killed in shootout

December 16, 1897: West Virginia's last public hanging

January 1, 1888: Hatfield-McCoy feud

January 19, 1894: Hanging of "John Hardy"

February 10, 1949: WV Legislature approves use of electric chair

March 18, 1932: Execution of mass murderer Harry Powers

March 20, 1973: Riot at WV Penitentiary


"Time Trail, West Virginia"

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