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Farm at Twin Falls recalls authentic Appalachian landscape

Pioneer Farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park
PINEVILLE, W.Va. — What did an authentic Appalachian pioneer farm of the 1800s look like? Perhaps there's no better place to find out than...

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...

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...

Old country cemeteries in Appalachia were shaded rather than grassy

David Sibray at cemetery in West Virginia
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — Trees once shaded country cemeteries in Appalachia. As a practical matter, they were not covered in grassy lawns, which would have...

Davis & Elkins unveils plans for historic Graceland mansion

ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has announced plans to partner with regionally renowned chef Dale Hawkins and Fish Hawk Hospitality in the...

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,...

Seventeen new W.Va. historic sites added to national register in 2023

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Seventeen new historic sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places in West Virginia in 2023, spanning every...

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...

Powerhouse near Beckley found eligible for national register

The landmark Raleigh Coal and Coke Co. powerhouse has been found eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
RALEIGH, W.Va.—A landmark industrial building near Beckley, West Virginia, has been determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The former powerhouse...

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...

Study: heritage tourism economic engine for W.Va.

Palisade at Pricketts Fort State Park, Mount Harmony, WV Marion County, Monongahela Valley Region
A recent study of the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s AmeriCorps program suggests its heritage tourism programming is an important economic engine for West...

Roadside curiosity captures imaginations in Pocahontas County

Dave Sibray surveys the curious cone on Elk Mountain, a roadside attraction along U.S. 219 in Pocahontas County.
Renowned for its mountain scenery, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, provides travelers with more than plenty to talk about.  But one small landmark seems to...

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