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Livia Nye Simpson Poffenbarger

Livia Nye Simpson Poffenbarger, a newspaper editor whose efforts resulted in congressional recognition of the Battle of Point Pleasant as being the first battle of the Revolutionary War, died on October 27, 1937.

Learn more:
Death of Newspaper Publisher Livia Simpson Poffenbarger
"Woman Historian, Civic Leader, Dies"
"Poffenbarger Tribute Paid"
"Holt Pays Tribute To Late Historian"
School work of Livia Simpson, 1876
"'Manufactured History': Re-Fighting the Battle of Point Pleasant"
Document-Based Questions

On This Day in West Virginia History: October