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Many 'firsts' put W.Va. on the map

June 17, 2013
By IAN HICKS - For The Weirton Daily Times , Weirton Daily Times

WHEELING - President Abraham Lincoln broke new ground in 1863 when he admitted West Virginia as the 35th state in the Union - so it seems fitting that those who have called the state's mountains and valleys home never have shied away from being first at anything.

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