Fun Facts about West Virginia

There are many interesting things to see and do in West Virginia. Here are just a few to entertain you. The Seal of West Virginia

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https://www.50states.com/facts/west-virginia.htm

http://www.wvlegislature.gov/educational/Kids_Page/fun_facts.cfm

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Elkins, West Virginia

Green Bank Observatory

The National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) was established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Docket No. 11745 (November 19, 1958) and by the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) in Document 3867/2 (March 26, 1958) to minimize possible harmful interference to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, WV and the radio receiving facilities for the United States Navy in Sugar Grove, WV.

West Virginia Pepperoni Rolls

The pepperoni roll is a snack popular in West Virginia and some nearby regions of the Appalachian Mountains such as Western Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and Appalachian Ohio. It is ubiquitous in West Virginia, particularly in convenience stores, and is arguably the food most closely associated with the state.

Helvetia, A Swiss Village in West Virginia

Helvetia, West Virginia is a small Swiss village in a high mountain valley. The original Swiss and German settlers arrived in 1869 and their descendants remain. Due to the isolation of the area, the traditions of dance, music, food, and holidays have survived through the generations.

http://www.helvetiawv.com/

Cass Scenic Railroad

Take a trip back to an era when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of everyday life. Trips to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park are filled with rich history, unparalleled views and the sights and sounds of an original lumbering town.