Flashback: What Happened on June 20, ....
• 1868 The Traverse Oil Company was incorporated in West Virginia by the following: Samuel S. Knowles, David Alban, T. C. H. Smith, George M. Woodbridge of Marietta, OH; and J. W. Willis of Lick Fork, Ritchie County. The company’s main office was at Lick Fork on the Laurel Fork and Sand Hill Railroad, Ritchie County.
• 1932 Governor William G. Conley dedicated the state capitol building in Charleston, designed by Cass Gilbert and costing nearly $10,000,000.
• 1947 Howard M. Gore, seventeenth West Virginia governor, died in Clarksburg.
• 1962 Former President Harry Truman spoke on the steps of the capitol in Charleston.
• 1963 President Kennedy spoke at the capitol in Charleston on the 100th anniversary of West Virginia statehood.
• 1972 The Charleston Gazette reported that former Governor Barron had worked illegally in support of the election of Governor Moore in 1968, including an alleged bribe supposedly refused by Republican candidate former Governor Underwood.