John F. Kennedy

Kennedy Visit During 1960 Primary Election In W.Va. Changed Politics

New book examines 1960 Primary Election between John Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey in West Virginia.

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July 25, 1960: Governor Underwood Addresses the Republican National Convention

On July 25, 1960, Governor Cecil Underwood addressed the Republican National Convention in Chicago. The 37-year-old Underwood backed Republican…

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June 20, 1963: JFK Speaks at WV Birthday Celebration

On June 20, 1963—the 100th birthday of West Virginia—John F. Kennedy made his last appearance in the Mountain State. Speaking on the state capitol steps…

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May 29, 1961: Elderson Muncie Receives First Food Stamps in Nation

On May 29, 1961, Alderson Muncy of Bradshaw in McDowell County received the first food stamps in the nation. Muncy, an unemployed miner and father of 15,…

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