West Virginia – the Mountaineer State
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West Virginia State Bird: Cardinal
Top Five Facts
1. ) West Virginia was originally called Kanahwa and was one of two states to be granted statehood during the American Civil War.
2. ) West Virginia has the oldest population of any state.
3. ) Almost 75% of West Virginia is covered by forests.
4. ) George Brett, Randy Moss, and Mary Lou Retton are among the famous athletes born in West Virginia.
5. )West Virginia was the first place to have a sales tax.
John Brown Rebellion
West Virginia Statehood Stamp
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