Local scouting leader Amy Garbrick was elected as the first female president of the governing board for the Boy Scouts of America Mountaineer Area Council, based in north central West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On March 5, 1880, the James River and Kanawha Canal Company ceased operations. The original company had been formed by Virginia in 1785, at the urging of…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
General Charles Lee was born in England on February 6, 1732. As a young man, he served with distinction in the British army before immigrating to America…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Charles Washington, the youngest full brother of George Washington, died in Charles Town on September 16, 1799, at age 61. Charles Washington first came…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On August 13, 1763, George Washington outlined his plans to defend western Virginia against Pontiac’s Rebellion. His key strategy was to station 500…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On June 10, 1775, Captain Hugh Stephenson organized the Berkeley County Riflemen in response to George Washington’s call for soldiers at the start of the…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On December 3, 1787, spectators gathered in Shepherdstown along the banks of the Potomac River to watch history being made. Inventor James Rumsey stepped…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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