On This Day
in West Virginia History...

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On May 11, 1919, a child labor law restricting the employment of children took effect.

Learn more:
Legislative Act Prohibiting and Regulating the Employment of Minors
Comments of State Senator Elmer Hough on Child Labor Law
"'West Virginia Did The Impossible': Our New Child Labor Law"
Extract from Fifteenth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of West Virginia, 1919-1920
"Child Labor in West Virginia"

On This Day in West Virginia History: May

West Virginia Archives and History