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e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Buffalo Creek Disaster On February 26, 1972, the Buffalo Creek Flood killed 125 people and left thousands homeless. Whole communities were destroyed and never rebuilt.
Faster than sound Chuck Yeager was born February 13, 1923, in Lincoln County. In 1947, Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.
Winter Weather Will the cold and snow this winter break any state records?
The rhododendron On January 29, 1903, after a vote by schoolchildren, the rhododendron was designated West Virginia's official state flower .
See WV: Skiing West Virginia is the only state that lies entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, so it’s not surprising it has some of the best skiing in the East.
State Parks West Virginia has 36 state parks and resorts, including Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County. The parks offer hiking, biking, camping, and many other activities.
The Sesquicentennial West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday with a 3-D show and fantastic fireworks display at the Capitol.
Learning about the Mountain State Find resources related to West Virginia studies in the e-WV Classroom.
This Date in History
March 09, 1965: Appalachian Regional Development Act signed by President LBJ
The Appalachian Regional Commission was established by Congress in 1965 to bring Appalachia into the mainstream of the American economy. As defined by the Commission, the 200,000-square-mile region includes 420 counties in 13 states. All of West Virginia is included, as well as parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Appalachian Regional Deve...
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