Today in Wheeling History: May 24--French Marquis de Lafayette, the last surviving major general of the American Revolutionary War, and his son, George Washington LaFayette, arrived by steamboat at the Wheeling Wharf (1825). (https://rb.gy/fc80g) (https://rb.gy/muytr)
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Mike Minder was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the author of Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976.