By Jody Brumage
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson traveled to Summersville, West Virginia to dedicate a new dam and reservoir on the Gauley River. The Summersville Dam is the second-largest rock-fill dam in the eastern United States at 390 feet in height and 2,280 feet in length. The adjoining reservoir forms the largest lake in West Virginia. However, the project represents much more to the history of the state than its technical achievements.
By Ray Smock
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States is one of historic proportions that we will be studying and analyzing for years to come, as we do with all our presidential and congressional elections. Here at the Byrd Center our mission has not changed, nor would it change no matter which political party controls Congress or the Executive Branch.
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