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‘Masked Mingo’ Makes Appearance, Greets Travelers Atop Wheeling Hill

The bronze statue of the Mingo atop Wheeling Hill greets travelers through the city. As public gatherings are halted over concerns with COVID-19, the Mingo now sports a facemask as he beckons to those who travel up the hill. The statue was dedicated in 1928 by the city and the Kiwanis Club to honor the Mingo Native Americans, the original inhabitants of the Ohio Valley.

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