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Statehood Spirit Alive and Well

Band, cannons, speeches mark W.Va.’s 150th

June 21, 2013
By IAN HICKS Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - With cannon blasts, a volley of musket fire and three cheers of "Hip, hip, huzzah!" from the crowd, the spirit of 1863 was in full force Thursday as West Virginia's birthplace marked the state's sesquicentennial.

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