Sunday, February 2, 2014


Entered the Union: June 20, 1863
As the: 35th state
Motto: Montani semper liberi
(Mountaineers are always free)
Nickname: Mountain State
Flower: Rhododendron
Bird: Cardinal
Song: West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home; The West Virginia Hills; and This is My West Virginia
Origin of Name: Like Virginia: in honor of Elizabeth, Virgin Queen of England
Top Industries: Coal mining, chemical manufacturing, and commerce and service activities
Historical Sites: Historic homes in the Eastern Panhandle area of the state.
Points of Interest: Harpers Ferry and New River Gorge National River; the Greenbrier and Berkeley Springs resorts, and the Cass scenic railroad
Capital: Charleston.

                                                         Unusual Facts about the Mountain State ( link ) 

 Well I kinda hate to see it happen and I would like to see a turnaround but the   COAL  industry in our state is on a  down fall and it has been our states number one source of income for years so the economy is definitely feeling the blow   now I'm not a coal miner by 
any means I'm a carpenter by trade and when the coal industry takes a hit so do all the other jobs in the state even tho we have supposedly supplied this nation with a means of cheap energy for decades  the nation decides to turn their backs on us I guess it doesn't matter that most family's in the state are suffering because of it I MEAN since we supplied this means of energy for so long one would think that our state would be one of the richest states in the united states not one of the poorest 

like my father would say "ANYHOW" it looks like tourism might be one of our only means of pulling out of this mess where in  West Virginia has some of the most wonderful places in the nation to come and visit  check this out  or maybe this  or this                                                                        we also have some of the  most beautiful parks around   and then what about our national forests  and for the four wheeling enthusiast we have an abundance of trail systems that you can find links to in my earlier posts                           
                                             WV's 10 YEAR TOURIST PLAN ( link )     

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