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150th birthday party

West Virginia Secretary of Education and The Arts Kay Goodwin test rings the bell that will be rung to commentate the states 150th birthday, Wednesday June 19, 2013 at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The state kicks off a four-day sesquicentennial celebration on Thursday with festivals and speeches marking the day West Virginia entered the Union on June 20, 1863. (AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail,Bob Wojcieszak)