David Sponaugle of Circleville was formally presented with his award as a History Hero on February 24 at the West Virginia Culture Center on the Capitol Complex in Charleston. The award acknowledges Sponaugle’s untiring efforts over the past decade to locate, document and catalog dozens of small cemeteries and gravesites in Pendleton County. As a result of his efforts, more than 75 additional cemetery sites were identified and added to the latest edition of the Pendleton County Historical Society’s book of local cemeteries. Sponaugle (center) is congratulated by Robert Conte, the former chair of the WV Archives and History Commission (left), and Randall Reid, curator of the WV Department of Arts and History.
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