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On This Day – West Virginia became our 35th State

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia was admitted into the Union as our 35th state. Did you know? Prior to 1863, West Virginia was (as its name implies) the western section of Virginia. The severance came about as a result of the Civil War – when Virginia seceded from the Union, the western region refused […]

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On This Day – West Virginia became our 35th State

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia was admitted into the Union as our 35th state. Did you know? Prior to 1863, West Virginia was (as its name implies) the western section of Virginia. The severance came about as a result of the Civil War – when Virginia seceded from the Union, the western region refused […]