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"Take Me Home, Country Roads" reaching new audiences

John Denver performs "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
If you're a West Virginian who came of age after 1971, chances are you can hardly remember a time when John Denver's "Take Me...

Did Poe write "The Raven" while visiting Saint Albans, West Virginia?

Might Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" have been penned while the author was visiting West Virginia?
SAINT ALBANS, W.Va. — Might Edgar Allen Poe have written his poem "The Raven" while visiting the Kanawha Valley? Though nothing's been proven, the...

June 16 marks anniversary of Grafton Monster sightings

Forest near Grafton, West Virginia, out of which the Grafton Monster allegedly appeared.
On June 16, 1964, hell broke loose in Grafton, West Virginia, a sleepy town on the Tygart Valley River. Excitement here normally came by...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Mire

The Mire in the new Fallout 76 game appears to include West Virginia's panhandle region east of the "Savage Divide."
(Editor's Note: Over the next six issues of the FalloutWV Newsletter, contributing editor John Barton will examine the six principal areas mapped in the...

"Moundsville" film to be broadcast on PBS stations nationally

The Old West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville now welcomes tourists. Photo courtesy David Gear.
Filmmakers David Bernabo and John W. Miller have reached an agreement to distribute the documentary film "Moundsville" to 338 public broadcasting stations nationally over...

FalloutWV newsletter to track Fallout 76 locales in West Virginia

Fans of Fallout have created a map of West Virginia based on hints about the soon-to-be released video game.
At 16 square miles, Fallout 76 is reported to be four times the size of Fallout 4, Bethesda Game Studio's previous release in the...

Writers track real W.Va. locations that appear in Fallout 76 map

A landscape featured in Fallout 76 includes architecture from an earlier era that still exists in West Virginia.
Information being updated. New locations added. Last update 11/15/2018 The new virtual map for the Fallout 76 video game is filled with real-world locations in...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores Cranberry Bog

The Fallout 76 map of Cranberry Bog appears to be located in southeastern West Virginia.
Editor's Note: This is the second installation in John Barton's exploration of the Fallout 76 map of West Virginia. Here, he surveys Cranberry Bog....

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores Toxic Valley

Highlights from the Fallout 76 of Toxic Valley may reveal as much about West Virginia's Chemical Valley.
Editor's note: the third installment in John Barton's examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates the Toxic Valley region,...

Homer Hickam on W.Va. and the outbreak: "We are not afraid"

Homer Hickam posed with actor Jake Gyllenhaal during the filming of the 1999 film "October Sky."
Author and engineer Homer Hickam says he trusts that the native bravery he knew growing up in West Virginia will help others weather the...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Savage Divide

Highlights from a Fallout 76 map of the Savage Divide pay homage to the Allegheny Mountain region.
Editor’s note: The fifth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Savage Divide region,...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Ash Heap

Highlights from the Fallout 76 of the Ash Heap may reveal as much about West Virginia’s coal-mining history. Image courtesy Bethesda Softworks.
Editor’s note: the fourth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Ash Heap region,...

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