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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Wildwood House Museum held its fifth annual Founder's Day event for the city's founder, General Alfred Beckley.

General Beckley was born and died on May 26 in the 19th century.  Before he founded Beckley, it was still part of Fayette County.  During his life and time in the area, he lived at the Wildwood House.

The Founder's Day celebration included tours of the home, Civil War reenactments and a picnic.

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