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Events In Wheeling

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▶  WHEELING HISTORY  

▼ EVENTS

SETTLEMENT: 

▶ Prehistory/Native American history
▶ European exploration and settlements
    ▶ The Fort Henry Story
    ▶ Betty Zane Powder Keg Run
    ▶ The Leap of Samuel McColloch
▶ The building of and incorporation of Wheeling

STATEHOOD: 

▶ Wheeling Conventions
   ▶ First Wheeling Convention: May 1861
   ▶ Second Wheeling Convention: June & August 1861
▶ Restored Government of Virginia 
▶ Constitutional Convention of 1861–63
   ▶ Constitution of West Virginia 1863
▶ The First State Capitol (1863-1870)
▶ The Third State Capitol (1875-1885)
▶ The "Floating" Capitol
  ▶ The Capitals and Capitols of West Virginia
  ▶ Capital Returns to Charleston, 1885

WHEELING AT WAR: 

▶ Revolutionary War
▶ War of 1812
▶ Civil War
▶ World War I
    ▶ William Hogan Sr. Photo Collection
    ▶ Wheeling's Real Doughboys 
▶ World War II
▶ Naval Ships
      ▶ USS Wheeling
      ▶ USNS Wheeling
▶ Memories in Hand: Veterans Project

DISASTERS: 

Floods and Low River
▶ Fires
▶ Bridge Collapses
    ▶ Steel Bridge Collapse (October 15, 1924)
    ▶ Suspension Bridge Collapse (May 20, 1854)
▶ Crashes
   ▶ Mozart Street Car Crash 
▶ Mine Disasters
   ▶ The Benwood Mine Disaster (April 28, 1924)

SPORTS: 

▶ Football
▶ Baseball
▶ Hockey

FAMOUS VISITS: 

▶ Explorers
▶ Dignitaries
▶ Entertainers

FESTIVALS: 

▶Arts Fest
Emancipation Day
Saengerfest
▶Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival
▶Other Festivals

CELEBRATIONS: 

▶1913 Semi-Centennial (Statehood)
1936 Centennial (Incorporation)
▶1963 Centennial (Statehood)
▶1969 Bicentennial (Founding)
▶2013 Sesquicentennial (Statehood)
▶Annual Christmas Parade
▶Other Parades

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