Appalachian Thursday–West Virginia Day

Tomorrow is West Virginia Day–the state’s 151st birthday. Once part of Virginia, western Virginia became its own state in 1863. Many residents of Virginia who lived west of the Allegheny Mountains weren’t happy when the state seceded from the Union in 1861. Nonetheless, here’s how we became a state: To make a long story short (which isContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–West Virginia Day”