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This Week in West Virginia History

The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

Sept. 14, 1898: Okey L. Patteson was born in Mingo County. Patteson, called the "Great Persuader," tackled difficult decisions as West Virginia’s 23rd governor from 1949 to 1953.

Sept. 15, 1875: Henry Hatfield was born near Matewan, Mingo County. As a doctor in . . .

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