SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The July 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 a colorful grouping of Coreopsis sp. and Plox sp. by a roadside in Belle in Kanawha County. This issue also features a photo gallery of macro-shots of flowers and insects by Jozette Spacht. Articles include:
Music on the Mountain
At this popular annual event, musicians from across the country and around the world gather on a Fayette County mountaintop to play tunes, dance and keep traditional music alive.
The Falls of Hills Creek
Nature’s dynamism and man’s dedication come together at this scenic gem, where boardwalks and paved trails lead visitors to three dazzling waterfalls, each more spectacular than the one before.
Unspeakable Loss: The Civil War and the Sharp Family
Though the Civil War took a terrible toll on many families, perhaps few suffered the way this peaceable Pocahontas County family did. No one knows why two Sharp sons joined opposing sides; and for more than 60 years, no one spoke of the battle that devastated the family and divided the country.
Bronzeback and Bucketmouths
West Virginia offers world-class venues for catching these feisty fish. This article gives the lowdown on how they live and where you’ll find them.
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
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Bryan Hoffman, Publisher, Wonderful West Virginia