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Capital -Charleston, Berkeley
Cities- Lynchburg, Charleston
Year of statehood- 1863
Motto-Mountaineers are always free –montian simper er liberi
5 other facts-state tree is the sugar maple, state gem is
the fossil coral, has 1 national forest, 9 state forests, 37 state parks
I will be traveling with students to see Amsterdam, Paris, and London in order to visit museums, architectural sites, and areas of historical significance. By visiting these places in person, I am hoping to fulfill the part of our College's to prepare and inspire students for thoughtful engagement in the world. I can think of no ...
... the first land battle of the Civil War was fought – and for having the only covered bridge still in use as a federal highway. Oh, and for a historical barn !?)
We headed out along Interstate 66 (no, not Route 66 yet) and then I-50 took us north and west through the sprawling suberbs of Washington DC. It was hot, it was damned hot, hotter than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut (as they say around here - apparently). The air temperature gauge on ...
... the fact that all of the headend weight rests on driven wheels makes for an enormously powerful, if slow-moving engine.
That makes it easy to chase... as long as there are roads and vistas. Those are in somewhat scant supply but not so scarce or hard to reach as to deny us a gratifying morning of picture taking. One of the vistas was at a swinging bridge that spanned the Greenbrier River. We took pictures of the bridge, and ljw went ...
... hold the camera steady while standing on a movable bridge so we took the train pics from solid ground. Then we rode the afternoon departure which included two restored Wabash cabooses now rented as overnite (or longer) lodging at the end of the (currently) usable track, about 10 miles from the terminal. It's a pretty ride, with plenty of curves to offer additional photo opportunities. The cabooses get set off on stub tracks beside the Greenbrier River... and then it's back to ...