Vintage West Virginia; Double Shot: On This Day in West Virginia History, November 3rd

November 3, 2022

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Vintage West Virginia

Sketch of 1869 Capitol


On November 3, 1869, the cornerstone of the new capitol building in Charleston was laid.


Learn more: "State House" "The Laying of the Corner Stone" "Aboard the 'Kanawha Belle'."


Dedication of Kanawha Airport, 3 November 1947


The Kanawha Airport in Charleston, now known as Yeager Airport, was dedicated on November 3, 1947.


Learn more: "Airport To Be Named Solely After Yeager" (Kanawha Airport) Airport History of Kanawha County (Kanawha Airport) The Nation's Heaviest Airport Grading Project (Kanawha Airport) "Celebrities Laud Port at Dedication" (Kanawha Airport) Document-Based Questions