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Point Pleasant River Museum Breaks Ground On New Building

Museum staff broke ground on Monday for a new building to house the Point Pleasant River Museum and Lakin Ray Cook Learning Center.Following a fire that gutted the Old Nease Building, the previous home of the museum, the museum staff has been working to raise funds for a new building.

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The Silver Bridge Collapses Killing 46: December 15, 1967

On Friday, December 15, 1967, at about 5 p.m., the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River at Point Pleasant collapsed, plunging thirty-one vehicles plunged into river and killing 46.

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October 10, 1774: The Battle of Point Pleasant is Fought

On October 10, 1774, perhaps the most important battle ever fought in present-day West Virginia occurred at Point Pleasant. It was preceded by a long…

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