Saturday, January 16, 2010

West Virginia

Wild and Wonderful
West Virginia

West Virginia's nickname is the Mountain State and its motto is "Mountaineers Are Always Free."

The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston, West Virginia, on October 23, 1870, on Summers Street, between Kanawha and Virginia Streets.

Organ Cave, near Ronceverte, is the third largest cave in the United States and the largest in the state.

The world's largest sycamore tree is located on the Back Fork of the Elk River in Webster Springs.

Nearly 75% of West Virginia is covered by forests.

The first glass plant in West Virginia was at Wellsburg in 1815. The first pottery plant was in Morgantown in 1785.

According to the crime index for 1997, West Virginia had the lowest crime rate in the country.

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1 comment:

  1. now i know more about where im moving. thanks for the info.