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State
    (June 20, 1863- )
    German explorer John Lederer explored the territory in 1670
    Germans, Scotch-Irish and Welsh began permanent settlements (1730's).
    35th state to join
    Nickname: Mountain State
    Capital: Charleston
    Size: 24,181 square miles (4first)
    Motto: Mountaineers Always Free
    Bird: Cardinal
    Flower: Rhododendron Maximum
    Tree: Sugar Maple
    Song: West Virginia Hills (unofficial)
    During the Civil War, it was reported as brother fighting brother, but this sometimes literally occurred in West Virginia.
    The most western part of Virginia is west of the most western part of West Virginia.
    Temperature has reached 112ºF (44ºC) (July 10, 1936).
    DC-9 crashed in West Virginia, 75 were killed (November 14, 1970).
    119 died in a Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster (April 28, 1924).
    The famous Hartfield-McCoy feud didn't end until a Hatfield married a McCoy in West Virginia (March 21, 1891).
    West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax (May 3, 1921).
    West Virginia is the only state to secede from a state without that state's permission.
    West Virginia has the distinction of actually also being the 10th state as it was part of Virginia.
    West Virginia was created as a result of dispute over Virginia's slavery policy (November 26, 1861).
    West Virginia seceded from Virginia after Virginia seceded from the US (April 27, 1861).
    West Virginia was admitted during the Civil War.
    Weirton is the only city that is wedged between two different states (Ohio and Pennsylvania).
    Pearl S Buck and George C. Scott were born in West Virginia.
    The TV series 'Hawkins' was set in West Virginia.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 25 Votes: 64.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 42 Votes: 59.52% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 21 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 58 Votes: 58.62% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 96 Votes: 80.21% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 67 Votes: 62.69% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 97 Votes: 74.23% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 67.74% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 95 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 204 Votes: 50.98% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 302 Votes: 54.30% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 470 Votes: 49.79% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1734 Votes: 50.58% Annoying
 
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