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West Virginia - 'The Mountain State': Capital city - Charleston. Illegal and unConstitutional Admission to Union (empire) - June 20, 1863. The flower is the Rhododendron, the tree is the Sugar Maple. The state bird is the Cardinal.

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Patrick County, Virginia. Patrick County's 467-square-mile area was carved from neighboring Henry County in 1791 and one-third is in the rolling Piedmont plateau and the remaining two-thirds in the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains where the Blue Ridge Parkway straddles the line with Floyd and Carroll counties to the north and west. The name comes from Patrick Henry, first governor of the Commonwealth, who lived at Leatherwood, near Martinsville, from 1779 to 1884.

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NOW To The West Virginia candidate for governor owes millions in taxes: IN ORDER TO REACH AND INFORM AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AS…

The McCoys suffered another great loss on the night of January 1, 1888, when Hatfields, led by Devil Anse’s uncle Jim Vance, set fire to the family’s Pike County cabin. Calvin and Alifair, Randolph McCoy’s grown children, were killed in the cabin raid, and their mother, Sarah, severely bludgeoned. This atrocity brought matters to a head, putting the Hatfields on the defensive for the duration of the conflict, hunted in their own West Virginia neighborhoods. Vance was soon killed by a posse of…

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