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History Alive: David Hunter Strother

October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. David Hunter Strother was one of the most accomplished men of the new state of West Virginia. Born in Martinsburg, he trained as an artist in Europe and gained fame as a writer and illustrator for national magazines under the name Porte Crayon. From Charles Town he reported and illustrated John Brown’s capture, trial and execution for Harper’s Weekly in 1859. During the Civil War Strother served as a Union officer and topographer who saw action in several major battles.r

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Date:
October 27, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Venue

West Virginia University Libraries
PO Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 United States
Phone:
(304) 293-1808

Organizer

Ashley Watts
Phone:
(304) 293-1808
Email:
ashley.watts@mail.wvu.edu

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