e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.
e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Rural Free Delivery Rural Free Delivery, the U.S. Post Office’s program to provide direct delivery of mail to every household in the country, began on October 1, 1896, in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.
Fall in the Mountain State Cooler temperatures and the beginning of fall foliage bring visitors to the state's mountains.
Rocket man On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier by flying a Bell X-1 rocket airplane 700 miles per hour
New River Gorge Bridge After three years of work, the New River Gorge Bridge was dedicated on October 22, 1977.
Back to school in the Mountain State Find resources related to West Virginia studies in the e-WV Classroom.
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October 06, 1864: Sarah Rebecca "Mother" Blizzard was born
Labor activist Sarah ‘‘Mother’’ Blizzard (October 6, 1864-September 28, 1955) was born Sarah Rebecca Rogers in Edmond, Fayette County. She spent her early life on the family farm and witnessed the advent of coal mining in southern West Virginia following the coming of the railroads in the 1870s and 1880s. Blizzard was deeply involved in the United Mine Workers of America, from...
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