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Many ‘Firsts’ Put West Virginia on the Map

Innovations Shaped State’s History

June 16, 2013
By IAN HICKS Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - President Abraham Lincoln broke new ground in 1863 when he admitted West Virginia as the 35th state in the Union - so it seems fitting that those who have called the state's mountains and valleys home never have shied away from being first at anything.

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