West Virginia Local Customs

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    Pete and Re-Pete post injury March 2007
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West Virginia Local Customs

  • Coal

    Coal and the mining of coal is almost synonymous with West Virginia, and many people think of coal when they think of West Virginia. For over 150 years, coal mining has been an important part of the state's culture, identity, and economy (the industry employing about 30,000 people and adding hundreds of millions of dollars to the state's tax base...

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  • On The Eve Of Our Revolution...

    John Brown (1800-1859) is the main reason Harper's Ferry became a major part of U S American history. He was a radical abolitionist who violently went about doing more harm to his cause than good. One of his last acts, in a life long effort to abolish slavery, was to raid the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry. He and 18 followers captured the...

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  • Pepperoni Roll

    Local specialty: the Pepperoni roll! I had heard about those, but was not quite sure what it was until we ordered one at the Radio Observatory cafeteria. It's basically....a hot dog bun, with pepperonie and cheese, put in the oven for a while.

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  • districts

    West Virginia is divided into several districts with major cities and towns as the focus of each district.Capitol DistrictKanawha CountyCharlestontowns along Kanawha RiverEastern Panhandle DistrictBerkeley, Jefferson, Morgan CountiesMartinsburgtowns along the Potomac RiverELK DistrictBraxton, Clay, Nicholas, Webster CountiesGassawaytowns along the...

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  • Mountain Music

    One of our favorite things about West Virginia is its traditional mountain music, which is similar to Bluegrass. Typical instruments used in this type of music include guitars, fiddles (violins), banjoes, mandolins, dulcimers, and string basses. Unlike many forms of traditional music that are dying, there is still an active music culture in West...

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  • state symbols

    the state motto is "montani semper liberi" which is latin for "mountaineers are always free".the state flower is the rhododendron.the state bird is the northern cardinal.the state animal is the black bear.the state seal shows: a boulder with statehood date on it; two rifles and the cap of liberty (liberty must be fought for); figures representing...

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  • No West Virginia jokes, please!

    There is nothing less funny to a native West Virginian than jokes about West Virginia! You will find that some natives will suffer a major sense of humor failure and will be deeply offended -- although they will probably have the good grace not to let on.So, please, no jokes about inbreeding, toothlessness, shoelessness, pick up trucks, major...

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  • Ya'll have a nice day

    West Virginians are generally very warm, friendly people. If you are in the southern part of the state, you will hear the drawl in the voice. In the northern part of the state, the people are still friendly, but the drawl fades.Don't mistake the drawl for a lack of intelligence. And don't forget to ask the local cashier at the gas station or...

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  • John Brown (1800-1859) is the...

    John Brown (1800-1859) is the main reason Harper's Ferry became a major part of U S American history. He was a radical abolitionist who violently went about doing more harm to his cause than good. One of his last acts in a life long effort to abolish slavery was to raid the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry. He and 18 followers captured the...

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  • Dumb West Virginia LawsNo...

    Dumb West Virginia LawsNo children may attend school with their breath smelling of 'wild onions.'When a railroad passes within 1 mile of a community of 100 or more people in it, they must build a station and stop there regularly to pick up and drop off passengers.It is illegal to snooze on a train.Doctors and dentists may not place a woman under...

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  • Those people raised in West...

    Those people raised in West Virginia are not all red necks or uneducated. They are not all exposed to city ways. They work hard. They like friendly visitors and expect to be treated with like kind. They may live simple lives but they can figure out what you want real quick.

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