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(By Delegates Evans, Rowan and Howell)


Designating January 13, 2011, as “Mineral County Day at the Legislature”.

    Whereas, Mineral County was created in 1865, and was so named for the mineral resources found within its borders; and

    Whereas, Mineral County is an important contributor to the state in the industries of coal and lumber, as well as several chief agricultural products; and

    Whereas, Mineral County is the birthplace of Nancy Hanks, the mother of Abraham Lincoln; and

    Whereas, Mineral County is the birthplace of Donald Matthew Redman, an innovative American jazz musician, arranger and composer, whose arrangements were the foundation of the big band era; and

    Whereas, Donald Matthew Redman, considered by many to be the first jazz composer/arranger, was posthumously inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2009; and

    Whereas, Mineral County is home to Fort Ashby, built in 1755, the only Indian fort in West Virginia and one of the few east of the Mississippi River left standing; and

    Whereas, The citizens of Mineral County travel to the state capitol on an annual basis during the legislative session to participate in the democratic process, in which they share their accomplishments, aspirations and concerns with lawmakers; and

    Whereas, It is fitting, to recognize Mineral County for its history, culture, economy and future development in the state of West Virginia; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Delegates:

    That the House of Delegates hereby designates January 13, 2011, as “Mineral County Day at the Legislature”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates acknowledges the many important contributions the citizens of Mineral County make in the state of West Virginia and encourages those citizens to continue to participate in the democratic process; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a certified copy of this resolution to the representatives from Mineral County.

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