SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The November 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, looks at the West Virginia connection to the first World’s Fair in 1893, climbing cliffs at Nelson Rocks, the background of that tiny squirrel some call “fairydiddles” and a review of the four remaining hot glass factories in the state. The cover shows a variety of colorfully exquisite glass objects created in West Virginia.
World’s Fair Wonder
The first World’s Fair, held in Chicago in 1983, exhibited many global wonders, among them natural resources from West Virginia that were “paramount amidst the world’s greatest collection“ and “second to none.”
I Came, I Climbed, I Conquered
Veteran outdoors recreationist David Kurtz explains how he worked up the nerve to navigate the Via Ferrata rock climbing course at Nelson Rocks and reaped the personal rewards of doing so.
Be it charming or pesky, this quick little creature is the stuff of Mountain State myths and legends. If you travel in the eastern mountains, you’re bound to cross paths with a fairydiddle.
Of the hundreds of hot glass factories that dotted West Virginia over the past two centuries, only four remain. Writer Dean Six looks at the artful products and operations of those glass industry mainstays.
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
A one-year subscription to the print version is $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. Gift subscriptions also are available.
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Bryan Hoffman, Publisher, Wonderful West Virginia