Each season the staff at West Virginia Explorer asks a photographer to help us express the beauty of West Virginia. This year we've asked Jesse Thorton to provide us his take on autumn. Much of Thornton's work is for sale on his website, Reflection in a Pool.
Wreck of remarkable aircraft may remain in the mountains
Preservationists in central West Virginia are preparing to commemorate the site of the crash of a remarkable military aircraft sent to bomb striking miners during the infamous Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921. The wood-winged bi-plane was coincidentally the first U.S. aircraft to drop a bomb on a battleship under the direction of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell, the father of the U.S. Air Force. Read the full story here.