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Events In Wheeling


Events in Wheeling Icon ➤  WHEELING HISTORY  ➤  EVENTS


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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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