West Virginia is a state with something for everyone. It has beautiful mountain scenery, along with the wildlife, fishing, and hunting that go with it. There is skiing and white water rafting. You can tour glass factories, orchards, and even an exhibition coal mine. You can visit Charles Town, which has the courthouse where John Brown was found guilty and several historic homes, including the home where James and Dolley Madison were married. Many famous people are from West Virginia, including Betty Zane, Katherine G. Johnson, Chuck Yeager, Stonewall Jackson, Mary Lou Retton, and many others. Explore the history of West Virginia and see what interesting facts you can discover about this state with a free 7-page state history printable. Create a map of the state, organize events chronologically, and explore more of the state’s exciting past with writing prompts.
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