Historic Places, History, Native Americans.
On June 20th, 1863 West Virginia became the 35th star on the flag of the USA. President Lincoln signed the legislation on December 31, 1862. The voters approved the proposed state’s Constitution on March 26, 1863, and those votes were certified on April 20, 1863, with the state’s existence commencing in 60 days. West Virginia holds several ironies. It is the only state derived from another state. It is the last slave-state admitted, but was pro-Union. And, while it’s Constitutionality has been questioned, it has never been directly challenged nor confirmed in a court of law. So, what happened to Kanawha?
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