West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861, after the American Civil War had begun. Delegates from some Unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to break away from Virginia, although they included many secessionist counties in the new state. West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, and was a key border state during the war. West Virginia was the only state to form by separating from a Confederate state, the first to separate from any state since Maine separated from Massachusetts, and was one of two states admitted to the Union during the American Civil War (the other being Nevada). While a portion of its residents held slaves, most of the residents were yeomen farmers, and the delegates provided for gradual abolition of slavery in the new state constitution
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"Under The Sea Boston" is the brain child of "Mad Molly". Molly suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. Art is on of the activities she does to manage her illness. Based on her dog Winston, the dapper Boston Terrier/Pug mix (who is rarely seen without his monocle and bow-tie), is seen here dressed as one of his favourite glass slipper wearing, mouse loving and prince loving princess characters.
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Since 1987, McQuack Air Charters has serviced the cities of Duckburg and St. Canard with professional private charters. If you need to get from Point A to Point B, McQuack Air Charters will get you almost there, then safely crash in a field fairly close to Point B. Our vehicles include the Condor, the Sun Chaser, the Joyrider, and the Thunderquack. Contact L. McQuack (owner) for more details.
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