Vintage West Virginia; On This Day in West Virginia History, August 31st

August 31, 2022

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Vintage West Virginia

Organ grinder Guisseppe Boscio and his Capuchin monkey Giorgio performing at the first Italian Heritage Festival in Clarksburg


The first West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival began on August 31, 1979, in Clarksburg.

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