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\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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June 20, 1863

Birth of a new state

One hundred fifty years ago today, on June 20, 1863, West Virginia seceded from the Confederacy and became the 35th state in the Union.

http://www.wvculture.org/history/journal_wvh/wvh30-1.html

 

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