e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.
e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
The Sesquicentennial West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday with a 3-D show and fantastic fireworks display at the Capitol.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WEST VIRGINIA! The release of a beautiful new U. S. postage stamp featuring the work of West Virginia photographer Roger Spencer was just one of the many events that marked our state's big day. Click here for a complete list.
Cass Scenic Railroad The first passenger trip on Cass Scenic Railroad was June 15, 1963, during West Virginia’s Centennial celebration.
State Parks West Virginia has 36 state parks and resorts, including Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County. The parks offer hiking, biking, camping, and many other activities.
Learning about the Mountain State Find resources related to West Virginia studies in the e-WV Classroom.
Historic Houses Charleston’s historic houses can be found in every neighborhood and come in all shapes and styles.
This Date in History
December 04, 1951: Karl Myers died
Poet Laureate Karl Dewey Myers (February 12, 1899-December 4, 1951) was born in Tucker County with defects so severe that he was not expected to survive the day of his birth. Although he lived, he never weighed more than 60 pounds, never walked, and never attended school. He educated himself through persistent self-study.
Myers first attempted poetry when he was 16. Operating an Oliver typewriter that he was unable to lift and inspired chiefly by Elizabethan poets and Edgar Allan Po...
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