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Obscure building at prehistoric mound boasts curious history

Prisoners from the adjacent penitentiary helped build the old Grave Creek Mount Museum.
When tourists arrive in Moundsville, West Virginia, they often come to see the massive Grave Creek Adena burial mound or tour the infamous West...

Historic Jenny Gap tunnel once stolen by a railroad

David Sibray peers into the Jenny Gap Tunnel near Lester, West Virginia, in Raleigh County.
Railroad companies in the early 1900s bored six tunnels through Guyandotte Mountain, and all but one have since been closed and sealed. By far...

W.Va. Historic Preservation Awards winners announced

The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
In advance of Saturday's annual preservation awards banquet in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia today announced the winners of its...

Farm at Twin Falls recalls authentic Appalachian landscape

Pioneer Farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park
What did an authentic Appalachian pioneer farm look like? Perhaps there's no better place to find out than at Twin Falls Resort State Park...

New Deal-era community center in need of financial assistance

The historic Homestead School in the Tygart Valley is in need of financial assistance.
VALLEY BEND, W.Va.—At the heart of an experimental community established during the New Deal in West Virginia, the rescued Homestead Community Center in the...

Historians find older-than-expected buildings in North Wheeling

Historic properties in North Wheeling may soon be added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Many North Wheeling buildings are a step closer to being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and development officials have found several...

Does point at tip of northern panhandle mark beginning of West?

David Sibray inspects the Point of Beginning Monument near the West Virginia border.
Often it's said West Virginia's strange shape renders it "most northern" of the southern U.S. states and "most southern" of the northern. Its northern...

Distinctive building in West Virginia may not stand much longer

Among the most remarkable landmarks in West Virginia, the Tyler County Poor farm continues to fall into disrepair.
In the midst of a scenic valley, on the edge of a county fairground, it waits empty, looking out across broad pastures. Some say...

Wreck of remarkable aircraft may remain in the mountains

Martin MB-2 in flight with a pursuit aircraft practicing an attack. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Preservationists in central West Virginia are preparing to commemorate the site of the crash of a remarkable military aircraft sent to bomb striking miners...

Former coal camp near Beckley found eligible for National Register

Helen, West Virginia, has been found eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
One of the last coal camps that remain in the coalfields near Beckley, West Virginia, has been found eligible for inclusion on the National...

Charleston's first board-built house still stands

The first board-built home in Charleston, the Craik-Patton House still stands near Daniel Boone Park.
Until 1834 nearly every residence in the Kanawha Valley near present-day Charleston was built of hewn timbers. Then along came James Craik, whose Greek...

Oil spilled from W.Va.'s largest well once reached Ohio River

David Sibray explores the capped Copley Oil Well near Weston, West Virginia.
Here in meadow along the upper reaches of the Sand Fork of the Little Kanawha River, it's hard to imagine that there was ever...

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