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Committee Substitute House Concurrent Resolution 30 History

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30

(By Delegates D. Campbell, Hartman, Hall and L. Phillips)

 

Requesting that a sign honoring Anna Wallace be placed at the intersection of U. S. Route 219 and West Virginia Route 39 at Mill Point, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, that reads “Mill Point Unincorporated – Home of Anna Wallace”.

    Whereas, Anna Wallace was a dedicated school teacher for many years in Pocahontas County, including when the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution giving women the right to vote was ratified on August 18, 1920; and

    Whereas, In the first election women were allowed to vote, 1922, Anna Wallace was one of ten women in West Virginia elected as county superintendents of schools; and

    Whereas, In the 1922 general election Anna Wallace soundly defeated her male opponent, C. E. Flynn, two thousand three votes to one thousand seven hundred votes; and

    Whereas, Anna Wallace served one term as the Pocahontas County Superintendent of Schools, from 1923 to 1927, and remains the only woman so elected in Pocahontas County; and

    Whereas, Anna Wallace lived with her father Dr. Matt Wallace in a house that still stands at intersection of U. S. Route 219 and West Virginia Route 39 at Mill Point; and

    Whereas, The life of Anna Wallace shall be recognized and honored; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested that a sign honoring Anna Wallace be placed at the intersection of U. S. Route 219 and West Virginia Route 39 at Mill Point, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, that reads “Mill Point Unincorporated – Home of Anna Wallace”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected at each entryway of the intersection of U. S. Route 219 and West Virginia Route 39 at Mill Point, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, reading “Mill Point Unincorporated – Home of Anna Wallace”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and Cindy L. Cramer.

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