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Michael E. Gouge

Southern West Virginia

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Mountaineers are always free, so says the state motto of West Virginia. Traveling past the farms and forested ridges of the southern half of The Mountain State, one can sense the independent spirit that still inspires artisans and adventurers alike. Read more

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The mountains stand eternal, a witness to history. Sometimes a fading gray historical marker will dot the landscape in an effort to inform motorists of people and events someone wishes remembered. Read more

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West Virginia contains some of the Appalachians best scenic drives, perfect for exploring via sports car or by my favorite method, on a motorcycle. Read more

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