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5 Fun Facts About March 16 In West Virginia History

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1. In 1922, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that made it illegal to carry a concealed weapon. This law was meant to reduce crime in the state by limiting access to firearms for criminals.

2. On March 16, 1968, the West Virginia Legislature approved the creation of the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council. This organization was established to promote the arts and humanities in West Virginia and offer educational and cultural programs to residents of the state.

3. The West Virginia state bird, the Northern Cardinal, was officially adopted on March 16, 1949. This bright red bird is a common sight in West Virginia and is known for its distinctive song.

4. On March 16, 1912, the West Virginia Senate passed a resolution to amend the state constitution to allow for a progressive income tax. This tax structure would allow for higher taxes on wealthier individuals and lower taxes on those with lower incomes.

5. In 1900, the Clarksburg Daily Telegram newspaper reported on a devastating fire that had destroyed several buildings in downtown Clarksburg. The fire started on March 16 and burned for hours before it was finally extinguished, causing millions of dollars in damage.
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