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Funding awarded for outdoor recreation site at Beckley Mill

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $500,000 grant to the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority to remediate a...

Many early almanacs printed out of Wheeling, West Virginia

Farmers converse near old Fort Henry at Wheeling, c. 1777.
Thanks to the Internet, almanacs aren't printed as they once were, but in West Virginia, where communications were hampered by the mountains, these useful...

What historians get wrong about frontier heroine Mary Draper Ingles

Mary Draper Ingles is immortalized in bronze at Radford, Virginia.
HINTON, W.Va. — The tale of Mary Draper Ingles—of her escape from Shawnee captors and her return through the mountains—is the ideal American frontier...

Wolf Moon recalls West Virginia as last domain of wolves

The Wolf Moon customarily rises over the West Virginia hills in January.
The Wolf Moon of January recalls a time when the howls of wolves haunted the Mountain State, the final eastern stronghold in the U.S....

WVU to release book on history, symbol of the Mountaineer

Mountaineers Are Always Free will be released by the WVU Press to the public in early spring of 2020.
The West Virginia University Mountaineer is not just a mascot: it's a symbol of West Virginia history and identity embraced throughout the Mountain State. Rosemary...

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