WV Historical Markers - Let's Find All 700

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  1. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Located on 1300 Kanawha Blvd. E. Charleston.

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  3. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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  4. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    dipstick has been working Kanawha co, I have tried to mark the ones she has posted on the map in green. the spreadsheet for that county hasn't been updated to indicate it has been photographed.
  5. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Pnoman & Freaking RT,

    That's all for me right now, at least in Kanawha Co.
    I do have alot more photos of Memorials, Statues, and Monuments if anyone is interested. Also photos inside the Mansion and Museum. Anyone going to the Capitol for the marker photo with Manchin should stop in at the Museum, it is new and worth your time. Also be sure and tour the Capitol and Masion (may need appointment for mansion). I mentioned that the Archives/Museum building has a new gift shop and there is a restaurant in the basement of the Capitol.

    By the way, DipStick is a she. :rofl
  6. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Almost forgot to post this marker, I got this about two years ago taking my daughter to a camp in Jackson Co.

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  7. DipStick

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  8. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    hey Dip, you may want to check out the map and scroll through the thread. . I noticed you posted a marker down in Mingo Co. that I had already put up.

    I'm going to try and go back though the map and change posted signs to a green mark, not the basic blue, so we can tell what has and has not been photographed.

    I have been using the information on the spreadsheet to do that, but you got ahead of it in kanawha co :lol2

    I think I'll delete the "missing" markers that I mapped early in the mapping process.
  9. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    hey Dip, according to the sheet these are available in your neck of the woods

    Boone Coal Discovered Rt 3 - Peytona
    Boone Indian Camp Rt 3 west of Peytona
    Boone John Edward Kenna Rt 3 west of Peytona
    Boone Nellis/Armco CR 1 / Nellis
  10. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    ok as much as possible, since I don't have all the counties mapped. :baldy, From Barbour thru Kanawha I have in blue, markers NOT photographed and in green the ones that have been photographed.

    if you want to assist with the map, please PM me your e-mail address and I'll add you as a collaborater. and when you photo a spot, you change the icon to green :D
  11. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Great Eastern Divide, Rt 3, 5mi West of Sweet Springs

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    From the East, I couldn't even get off of the bike on this one. Martha to the rescue.

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    From the West

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    The only comment I can come up with on this one is a question. Which rubber ducky would make it to saltwater first?
  12. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    I should be able to get all of the listed markers in Boone Co. next week.

    Boone Coal Discovered Rt 3 - Peytona
    Boone Indian Camp Rt 3 west of Peytona
    Boone John Edward Kenna Rt 3 west of Peytona
    Boone Nellis/Armco CR 1 / Nellis

    I have also edited Jackson / Kanawha marker.
    Located on Rt 21 North of I-77 Haines Branch exit.

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  13. intothenew

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    Gov. John Floyd, Rt 3 / 311, near Sweet Springs shown as missing.

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    From the West

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    From the East

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    There is another tribute at the site.

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    He was a surgeon in the war of 1812. I'm sure he would hail with me at the top of his voice if he were here now, Mountaineers are always Free!
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    Ann Royall / Sweet Springs, Rt 3, Sweet Springs

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    From the East

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    From the West, we met a couple from Bland by the way.

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    Sweet Springs is a major source of bottled water. They have received many international awards, this ain't a NYC chlorine cocktail ya know.

    Admittedly doubtful, the story goes that Anne set on then president John Adams clothes while he bathed in the Potomac. She surrendered them only after he answered her questions, granting her the first presidential interview by a woman.
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    Rowan Memorial Home, Rt 3, Sweet Springs

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    This one makes me think of an orphaned child. What a great place for a rondezvous this would be.
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    I just can't finish the story on this next one tonight. I have thought about this post since mid afternoon Sunday. I will certainly break the five photo limit. This was an incredible journey in time.

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    I will finish this and the rest of Monroe county sometime this weekend.
  17. Some Mook

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    Battle description:here (Scroll down about halfway to paragraph starting "on the last day of April")

    Additional description of battle: here
    (along with a brief statement regarding Camp Jones)

    Copperheads Roster: here

    Additional information on Ruth Clark:
    Ruth Mize was born 9 Feb 1808 on Tuesday in Franklin Co. Va.. She died 9 Oct 1878 on Wednesday in Mercer Co. WV.
    She was married to Henry Clark (son of Jesse Clark and Lucy Jane Pedigo) 17 Mar 1825 on Thursday in Patrick Co. VA.. Henry Clark was born about 1806 in Patrick Co. VA.. He died about 1882 in Mercer Co. WV. He was buried. We have not been able to find when Henry died. Bob DID fine the graves of Henry and Ruth in their family cemetery in Camp Creek. It is called the Clark Cemetery. They have home made markers and are side by side. Henry lived with John until he died sometime after 1880. John is also buried there.
    Henry and Ruth ran the Clark's Inn at Camp Creek in the 1800's. Henry seems to have been a man who was always ready to make a dime, and was quiet good at it.
    There was a famous Civil War battle fought at the home of Henry and Ruth and is written in books that can be found in the local Library's. Ruth refused to leave her home when the North came and took over her house. She stayed inside with some of her small children and the Northern Troops. The next morning a battle was fought between Cox's Army and the Flat Top Copperheads, captained by the famous Richard Foley.
    One can only guess at what Ruth had to say to the Union Troop's. She had to be a very brave lady to stay and face the Union Troop's without Henry there to back her up. I am sure that they were more than happy to depart her home the next morning, and the fight with Richard Foley and his Copperheads had to be mild to what she had put them through. She is a lady to be admired by all of her descendants, men and women. She is also a good example for our young girls today. I can't help but wonder how many of us would be as brave ? I have also wondered where Henry was that Ruth was in the home alone except for her small children ? Could he have gone into the nearby mountains to warn Capt. Richard Foley ? It is very likely that he did and was unable to get back, or he could have fought with the Copperheads. When the State of West Virginia tore down and burned the Clark home to make a new road, Josiah Carl Clark says there were balls still in bedded it the logs from the battle fought there in 1862. It would have been nice if the State could or Would have saved the home as an Historical building. Maybe too, I only wish for this because they were my great great grandparents.
    Henry and Ruth came to this area in 1842 according to their son, Henry, Jr. They first bought property in Wyoming Co. Virginia, then sometime before 1860 they sold that to a William Clark ( don't know what relation, but am sure there is one) and bought the property in Camp Creek where they lived out their lives. Henry gave the property to their son John and lived there with him until he died sometime before 1890.

    Ruth Clark info extracted from here

    There was a lot more to this story than what you'd get from the sign alone!
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    Not a real description of the camp, but if you click on this link: RBHayes
    and check volume two, then enter a search for 'flat top' or 'Camp Jones' you can read Rutherford B. Hayes' diary notations and some letters. I really got a kick out of him complaining about the "cold weather" up on the mountain.

    I wonder if JD Cox would have been a U.S. President too if he wasn't Constitutionally prohibited (Born in Canada). Seems like Ohio had it's fair share of Presidents.

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    Sign will need repair very soon, or it will be down!

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  19. pnoman

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    The spreadsheet is updated to Post #778 - 20 Aug 2009.

    Hope this helps your planning for next weekend. Pray for better weather!
  20. EdM

    EdM Been here awhile

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    Received the September issue of "Wonderful West Virginia" today. They always have a few books concerning WV available and one this month is "Marking Our Past: West Virginia's Historical Highway Markers" published by the WV Division of Culture & History.

    Said to have "more than 100 photographs" - so this thread probably more visually appealing but might be of some interest.

    The magazine website is www.wonderfulwv.com

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