187 years ago, on March 11, 1836, the General Virginia Assembly passed an Act of Incorporation that made the town of Wheeling, Virginia a city. The Governor of Virginia at the time, Littleton Waller Tazewell, signed the law into effect. (https://rb.gy/epmtql)
Mike Minder was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the author of Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976.