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History

Welcome to the History news directory at West Virginia Explorer, where you’ll find an archive of the most recent West Virginia history news published at West Virginia Explorer.

Registration open for historic real estate finance training in W.Va.

Buildings on Market Street, Spencer
The National Development Council will host the first of a two-part Historic Real Estate Finance Professional Certification series to Fairmont State University May 8-12, 2017,...

Log cabin researchers encounter rare, mysterious circumstances

A pioneering team of scholars who are dating old log structures in West Virginia has discovered rare, previously undocumented examples of log construction and...

Late summer was busy time for native W.Va. inhabitants

Ostenaco prepares for council on New River, West Virginia
SANDSTONE,  W.Va. -- Native inhabitants of what would become West Virginia were preparing in late summer for the onslaught of winter -- the subject of a...

WV, W.Va.: which abbreviation for West Virginia is correct?

Abbreviation for West Virginia
Throughout West Virginia Explorer you'll find West Virginia abbreviated as both WV and W.Va. Which is the correct abbreviation for West Virginia? According to official...

Abolitionist experiment “Ceredo” lecture May 6

News Item: Ceredo Raid
John Brown wasn't the only abolitionist to make history in West Virginia. While Brown launched his raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859 to arm...

1863 map reveals change in the West Virginia landscape

Historic map showing West Virginia 1864
How has West Virginia changed over the last 150 years? Three counties in the southern state had yet to be created and two had yet...

Harpers Ferry event explores U.S. Colored Troops

Sgt. Peter H. Butler
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park this weekend hosts a two-day commemorative event exploring the 1864 recruiting party held there for...

Fort Scammon, an ideal spot for an afternoon outing

View from Fort Scammon, Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
I finally made it to Fort Scammon, a Civil War-era earthwork atop what's now Fort Hill in Charleston, West Virginia, No one died at the fort, or...

Join WVExplorer prehistoric landmarks initiative!

Editor surveys Shawnee Park Mound near Dunbar, West Virginia
Burial mounds, mysterious carvings, inexplicable stone walls -- relics of the prehistoric past are found throughout West Virginia, but perhaps too few people know...

Carnifex Tunnel to close, deemed irreparably unsafe

Carnifex Tunnel, Gauley River National Recreation Area
Long a highlight of a trek along a remote reach of the Meadow River in the Gauley River National Recreation Area, the Carnifex Tunnel...

Hanging the bloodthirsty Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, W.Va.

Police photo of Harry Powers, the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, West Virginia
Editor's Note: West Virginia Explorer editor David Sibray will be visiting the site of the Powers murders in March 2019. Sign up for our...

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