Vintage West Virginia; On This Day in West Virginia History, August 24th

August 24, 2022

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Sketch of Rufus Maxwell Improvement in Churns (Maxwell-Bonnifield Collection)


On August 24, 1852, Rufus Maxwell of Lewis County was issued a patent for his improvement in churns.


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