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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
    ➤ Land claimed by Ebenezer Zane in 1769 
    ➤ Became the county seat in 1797 
    ➤ Chartered as a town in 1806  
    ➤ Incorporated as a town in 1836
        ➤ Development of the Seal of the City 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 
  ➤ State Archives Return to Wheeling 
  ➤ Capital Returns to Charleston, 1885 

WHEELING AT WAR: 

➤ Revolutionary War
➤ War of 1812
➤ Civil War 
  ➤ Sketch of the life of Brig. Gen. B. F. Kelley, 1862
➤ 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
➤ Bicycling
   ➤ Wheeling Wheelmen, 1886
➤ Hockey

FAMOUS VISITS: 

➤ Explorers
➤ Dignitaries
➤ Entertainers

FESTIVALS: 

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

CELEBRATIONS: 

1875 Centennial (Town Government)
➤1913 Semi-Centennial (Statehood)
1936 Centennial (City Incorporation)
➤1963 Centennial (Statehood)
➤1969 Bicentennial (Founding)
➤2013 Sesquicentennial (Statehood)
➤Annual Christmas Parade
➤Other Parades

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