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'History Hero' recognized

February 19, 2010
Weirton Daily Times
West Virginia state Delegate Randy Swartzmiller and state Senator Ed Bowman recently welcomed Dennis Jones to Charleston on West Virginia History Day and congratulated Jones on earning the West Virginia History Hero Award. Bowman and Swartzmiller both spoke of Jones’ accomplishments and appreciate all his dedicated efforts in helping to preserve the rich history of Weirton and surrounding communities. Jones is president of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center (WAMCC). He spent nine years comprising the Weirton Area History Game and presented Weirton’s 100th anniversary photo gallery. In addition, Jones compiled “Weirton – A Pageant of Nations” (2009) and “History of Holiday’s Cove School” (2008). He created and administers the museum’s Web site, prepared the 2010 historical picture calendar as a WAMCC fundraiser, and developed its first newsletter, which began publication in 2009. Pictured from left, Randall Reid Smith, commissioner, West Virginia Division of Culture and History; Swartzmiller, Jones, and Bowman. -- Contributed

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