SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The August 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia, now on sale, continues its year-long celebration of the state’s sesquicentennial with articles and photos showing why West Virginia is and always has been a special place. The cover shows the Milky Way shining above the old steam plant at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park http://www.cassrailroad.com/dinner.html
. This issue also features a photo gallery of Cass in celebration of the park’s 50th anniversary, courtesy of photographer Walter Scriptunas II. Articles include:
The Battle of Droop Mountain http://www.droopmountainbattlefield.com/events.html
Though its military leadership was a bit sketchy, the Union was victorious in this battle in the highlands of West Virginia. After the Confederates’ hasty retreat, the Union could forever lay claim to the newly formed state.
Commemorating Cornstalk’s Campaign
In addition to the 150th anniversary of statehood, 2013 marks another significant milestone: the 250th anniversary of Cornstalk’s Campaign. This gifted American Indian leader’s successes in 1763 greatly influenced the course of history in the area later known as West Virginia.
Inspirational West Virginians
A prominent civil rights leader and a mother with an enormous heart are profiled.
Come Sail Away…
“Unbelievable joy” is what sailor Bob Richards experiences when he’s on the water catching a breeze or teaching and sharing his passion for sail boating with others.
Nature Lover’s Paradise
Imagine a peaceful escape amid old growth forest, fragrant flowerbeds, and a splashing stream. It all awaits you at the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown.
Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state’s premier full-color magazine of history and outdoor adventure, is published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is available at newsstands for $3 a copy, or by subscription by calling 1-800-225-5982 or online at www.wonderfulwv.com
You can subscribe to the print version for one year for $18 or two years for $36. It also is available for the iPad at an annual rate of $12 for 12 issues. Combined subscriptions for both print and iPad versions are available for $20 for 12 issues.
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Bryan Hoffman, Publisher, Wonderful West Virginia