Most People Don’t Know These 8 Things Originated In West Virginia

Typically, West Virginia isn’t given credit for much. But there are so many things that have originated in these mountains! I find it amazing that I have grown up in West Virginia and I didn’t know that these things came from here. They need to teach this in school!

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I took a West Virginia History class and I don’t think that my teacher ever told us any of these things! Don’t you think that it is important to know that all of these originated in our state? I do!

Did you know about these things that originated in West Virginia?