A Dual City Council. A whipping post, a pillory, and a ducking chair. An Ordinance to "Prevent Certain Improper Practices Therein Specified," such as kite-flying and hoop-rolling. From the early leaders of Wheeling following Ebenezer Zane's 1769 tomahawk rights laying claim to the area, to the 1806 founding of the Town of Wheeling, to the 1836 transition to the City of Wheeling, Erin Rothenbuehler will discuss changes in and forgotten facts about governing bodies and politics of Wheeling.
SPEAKER BIO: Erin Rothenbuehler is the web administrator and one of the local history specialists at the Ohio County Public Library.
"Lunch With Books” is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Complimentary beverages are provided. Bring your lunch, feed your brain!
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