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Highlight for Album: Daniel Boone
Album: Daniel Boone

Lived, hunted, and surveyed in upper Kanawha Valley before moving to Kentucky.
Last change: 04/02/13
Contains: 2 items.

Highlight for Album: Carter Woodson, Father of Black History
Album: Carter Woodson, Father of Black History

Mined in New River fields before earning Harvard doctorate
Last change: 04/02/13
Contains: 1 item.

Highlight for Album: John Henry
Album: John Henry

Folk hero John Henry died driving steel in the Big Bend Tunnel in Talcott, W.Va.
Last change: 04/07/13
Contains: 5 items.

Highlight for Album: Lowell Thomas broadcast from Whipple
Album: Lowell Thomas broadcast from Whipple

In 1934, Lowell Thomas broadcast his NBC radio program from the Whipple mine.
Last change: 04/02/13
Contains: 2 items.

Highlight for Album: Hank Williams' Last Stop: Oak Hill, WV
Album: Hank Williams' Last Stop: Oak Hill, WV

Hank Williams was discovered dead in Oak Hill enroute to a performance.
Last change: 07/29/16
Contains: 8 items.

Highlight for Album: George Washington Carver
Album: George Washington Carver

Carver (1859-1943) grew up on the Kanawha River near Malden before revolutionizing Southern agriculture.
Last change: 04/02/13
Contains: 1 item.

Highlight for Album: Johnny Appleseed
Album: Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman traveled into the upper Kanawha Valley, distributing seeds.
Last change: 04/02/13
Contains: 1 item.

Highlight for Album: Robert E. Lee
Album: Robert E. Lee

Lee acquired his horse Traveller near Blue Sulphur Springs. Lee's Tree was named for Lee.
Last change: 04/02/13
Contains: 1 item.

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