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Institute, West Virginia

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A community in Kanawha County, about 8 miles west of Charleston, WV. Location of West Virginia State University, a historically black college, originally chartered in 1891 as West Virginia Colored Institute. The school's name was changed to West Virginia State College in 1929. In 1957, Union Carbide purchased the government chemical plant in Institute, previously built and operated for the government by the company, which produced butadiene and styrene during World War II.

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Yeager Airport

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Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center - Casino, greyhound racing, and gaming

   

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