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Many ‘firsts’ put W.Va. on the map

June 17, 2013
By IAN HICKS - Special to the Herald-Star , The Herald-Star

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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