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April 21, 1936: President Roosevelt Establishes Jefferson National Forest

On April 21, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Jefferson National Forest, located primarily in southwest Virginia and southeast West…

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April 24, 1966: Attorney Lewis Johnson Dies in Washington, DC

Attorney Louis Johnson died in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 1966, at age 75. The native of Roanoke, Virginia, had spent most of his life in Clarksburg…

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October 30, 1930: First Mountain State Forest Festival Held

The first Mountain State Forest Festival began in Elkins on October 30, 1930. Since then, it has been held every October except for the years 1941 to…

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