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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.

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...

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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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