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Last moments of John Brown is depicted in an 1885 drawing. The abolitionist, who had fought to make Kansas a free state attempted to seize arms from the U.S. arsenal at HarperÕs Ferry, Va., to lead an insurrection to end slavery. He failed and was hanged as a criminal. The incident occurred the year before the Civil War began but it brought to the surface the deeply bitter feeling already felt in both North and South.

Gallery: Views of West Virginia

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 12:01 AM

Here are some of the people, places and things that have shaped West Virginia.

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