Cook’s Old Mill centerpiece of a historic landscape

Cook,s Old Mill welcomes visitors at Greenville West Virginia.
It's rare that I have the opportunity to show my daughters a back-road attraction in West Virginia that they haven't seen before. They've joined...

National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants

Beginning Friday, September 7, visitors to Thurmond will be rewarded with the unusual sight of goats grazing on the hillside above this historic railroad town.
This fall, visitors to the historic ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, will encounter more than ghosts. They'll encounter goats. The National Park Service at...

Blair Mountain battlefield returned to National Register

Miners gather at a coal mining camp after a surrender at Blair Mountain, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo courtesy W.Va. Archives
Blair Mountain, the site of the largest labor uprising in U.S. history, has been added again to the National Register of Historic Places, according...

Mysterious Ferguson’s Rock becomes Beckley attraction

Ferguson's Rock, of unknown origin, is located on the lawn of Wildwood at Beckley, W.Va.
Questions may always surround a mysterious inscribed boulder that's the become the subject of a preservation effort for a group of historians in Raleigh...

Fayetteville insurer specializing in historic W.Va. properties

Ben Morgan visits a historic W.Va. property
Developers in West Virginia are turning more often to preservation projects as investments, according to an insurer who's specializing in the insurance of historic...

B&O Railroad completed to Wheeling on Jan. 1, 1853

Railroad architecture at Grafton, WV, Taylor County, Monongahela Valley Region
On January 1, 1853, the first train arrived in Wheeling, West Virginia, (then Virginia) on the newly completed Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the first...

Auditorium focus of W.Va. preservation banquet Sept. 30

The Municipal Auditorium, in Charleston will host the annual state Preservation Alliance awards banquet
Charleston's Municipal Auditorium on Sept. 30 will host and serve as the focus of the annual banquet for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia,...

Alliance seeks funds to support three W.Va. preservation organizations

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is seeking contributions to help support three state historical-development organizations for which funding has been cut or is...

“Maggie Gray” book-signing scheduled at W.Va. Penitentiary

Entrance to former W.Va. Penitentiary
The West Virginia State Penitentiary on May 25 will host a book-signing with C.J. Plogger, author of a new book documenting the life of...

Rangers in W.Va. say public input is leading them to Thurmond...

Thanks to input from the public, rangers in southern West Virginia say they are confident they'll find the suspects who vandalized a historic home...

Wine cellar among the more interesting ruins in West Virginia

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggMFX1-8S1s&t=3s One of the strangest ruins in West Virginia, those of the Dutch Hollow Wine Cellar in Dunbar, West Virginia, hearken back to a time...

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