These 22 Photos of West Virginia In The 1970s Are Mesmerizing
The 1970s were eventful years for West Virginia. That was when Kanawha County had its famous textbook controversy. It was also when a plane carrying Marshall University’s football team crashed and tragically killed everyone on board. The Buffalo Creek disaster happened in 1972. Our governors were Arch Moore and Jay Rockefeller during that decade. As historic as these happenings were, some of the more forgotten moments of the era are preserved in photos of the 1970s in West Virginia. Do you recognizes any of the places in these historic Mountain State photos?
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What do you think of these photos of the 1970s in West Virginia? What has changed and what’s stayed the same? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
The Mountain State is full of some incredible structures, many of which are historic and beautiful. The Beverly farm has been operating since 1750, and some historic buildings from its long lifetime are preserved on-site.
Are there any haunted restaurants or bars in West Virginia?
When you look back on West Virginia’s history, you may find yourself wondering if any of its historic residents are still lingering around. There are many haunted places in the area, including Civil War era ghosts in Harpers Ferry and frustrated indigenous souls at Camden Park, which was supposedly built on a burial mound.