Flashback: What Happened on April 22, ....
• 1903 The first telephones were installed in Williamson, Mingo County.
• 1904 The West Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs was founded.
• 1992 United States House of Representatives member Nick Joe Rahall announced that he attempt to have a 17-mile stretch of the New River declared a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system, which would effectively block construction of a controversial transmission line by Appalachian Power Company across southern West Virginia.
• 1992 United States Office of Surface Mining inspector Don Steck cited Paybra Mining, owned by Jack R. Robertson and West Virginia House of Delegates member Joe C. Ferrell of Logan County, with new environmental violations. Federal inspectors stepped in, responding to a lack of action on the part of state inspectors concerning the Wyoming County mines.