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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Culture

Welcome to the Culture news directory at West Virginia Explorer. Follow along as we explore the diverse cultures that have come to define the West Virginia experience.

Saddle in New Creek Mountain, Mineral County, Potomac Branches Region

Tale of Devil’s Saddle ideal for autumn night’s recitation

This tale of a young girl's encounter with a supposed witch in the Potomac River highlands has inspired readers since it was penned by...

New black history marker to reach New River Gorge audiences

A marker proposed to commemorate a lost chapter in black history in West Virginia will reach visitors the New River Gorge region, according to...
Hitchhikers at WVU, c. 1970s

New podcast series revisits gruesome murder of WVU co-eds

Even after half a century, new information is coming to light regarding the gruesome murders of two hitch-hiking students who disappeared from the campus of West...
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Visiting the site of one of West Virginia’s legendary tragedies

https://youtu.be/R_Kz19WtII8 The tale of the Green-Harrison Tragedy is among the most enduring legends handed down from the settlement of the lower Kanawha Valley region of...
Vandalia Gathering 2017

More than 25,000 expected to attend Vandalia 2017

An estimated 25,000 are expected to turn out this weekend to celebrate regional culture at the West Virginia capitol during the 41st annual Vandalia...

New Hatfield-McCoy museum includes world’s largest collection of feud artifacts

The new Hatfield-McCoy Country Museum at Williamson, West Virginia, on the Kentucky border, features the world's largest collection of artifacts of the world-famous Appalachian...