May Wonderful West Virginia Magazine Features:
Grafton Lantern Tour; Belle Boyd, Rebel Spy; Essay Winners, Golden Horseshoe
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The May 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 is a portrait of renowned fiddler Joe Dobbs of St. Albans, playing at the Siege of Fort Randolph reenactment at Krodel Park in Point Pleasant. This issue also features the winners of the magazine’s essay contest for middle and high school students.
Readers are encouraged to subscribe before May 1 to be assured of receiving the special “Day in the Life” June 2013 all-photo issue celebrating West Virginia’s sesquicentennial!
Illuminating Our Past
By the soft glow of lantern light, history lovers gather at Grafton National Cemetery to remember those who died in the terrible conflict that birthed our state.
Confederate Femme Fatale
Love struck soldiers spilled their secrets and found their weapons swiped. In the bloody War between the States, there was no match for the beguiling rebel spy, Belle Boyd.
The Glory of the Gold
For most of a century, possession of this little golden pin, the Golden Horseshoe, has been accorded to only a small percentage of West Virginia students who have demonstrated exemplary knowledge of the state’s history and culture.
A Walk Through West Virginia History
A timeline of many of the important people and events of our state’s storied history.
Seeking the Small Whorled Pogonia
Keep an eye out for this elusive little orchid, found in only a few places in West Virginia.
Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state’s premier full-color magazine of 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 for one year for $18 or two years for $36.
Bryan Hoffman, Publisher, Wonderful West Virginia