West Virginia: Images of the Mountain State

Slide 1 of 32: The steeple of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church is seen in the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Some of the hills in the distance, along the Potomac, belong to both Virginia and Maryland.
Slide 2 of 32: The Green Bank Telescope stands in Green Bank, West Virginia, seen here on May 28, 2018. Green Bank is part of the U.S. Radio Quiet Zone, where wireless telecommunications signals are banned to prevent transmissions interfering with a number of radio telescopes in the area. The Green Bank Telescope enables scientists to listen to low-level signals from different places in the universe.
Slide 3 of 32: A coal barge travels on the Kanawha River, near Charleston, West Virginia.
Slide 4 of 32: An overview of Wheeling, West Virginia, along the Ohio River

Slide 5 of 32: A deer runs at sunrise in Great Cacapon, West Virginia.
Slide 6 of 32: Champe Rocks, tall crags of quartzite, rise from the Champe Knobs in Pendleton County.
Slide 7 of 32: The West Virginia state capitol building, in Charleston, stands along the Kanawha River.
Slide 8 of 32: An autumn view of the Glade Creek Grist Mill, a replica of the original Cooper's Mill, in Babcock State Park
Slide 9 of 32: A winter scene of a bridge crossing the Gauley River in Webster County

Slide 10 of 32: A look at Grafton, West Virginia, from a bridge over its rail lines. To the right is the Willard Hotel, built in 1911 by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to house travelers and important railroad employees, and the old B&O terminal. Both structures are now vacant.
Slide 11 of 32: Sheep, photographed at sunrise, on a family farm in Webster County
Slide 12 of 32: The New River Gorge Bridge carries U.S. Route 19 over the New River, which passes by 876 feet below, near Fayetteville. The iconic bridge was completed in 1977.
Slide 13 of 32: A parade is held on Armed Forces Day in South Charleston in June 2011.
Slide 14 of 32: The view from Bear Rocks, located within the Dolly Sods Wilderness

Slide 15 of 32: A steam train with the Cass Scenic Railroad rounds a curve in Pocahontas County on May 14, 2011.
Slide 16 of 32: Woodburn Hall stands on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, photographed on August 24, 2018.
Slide 17 of 32: An aerial view of the rocky Long Point Peninsula on Summersville Lake, a reservoir in Nicholas County
Slide 18 of 32: Coal miners enter a mine for the start of an afternoon shift near Gilbert, West Virginia, on May 22, 2014.
Slide 19 of 32: A dirt road runs through pine trees in the Dolly Sods Wilderness, part of the Monongahela National Forest in the Potomac Highlands.
Slide 20 of 32: Fishermen float on Spruce Knob Lake in the Monongahela National Forest in Randolph County.
Slide 21 of 32: A juvenile eastern newt navigates the forest floor in the Dolly Sods Wilderness.
Slide 22 of 32: The Greenbrier Resort, seen here on September 15, 2019, is a national historic landmark and was established in White Sulphur Springs in 1778.
Slide 23 of 32: An old hydroelectric facility stands beside Kanawha Falls in Fayette County.
Slide 24 of 32: A coal conveyor stands in the old coal-mining town of Nuttallburg, part of the Nuttallburg Coal Mining Complex and Town Historic District.
Slide 25 of 32: A winter view of Fairmont, West Virginia, along the Monongahela River
Slide 26 of 32: A view of hills, covered with fall trees, from the Raven Rock overlook in Coopers Rock State Forest
Slide 27 of 32: Dawn at Harpers Ferry, seen from the Maryland Heights Trail
Slide 28 of 32: Tourists visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on July 3, 2020.
Slide 29 of 32: The sun sets behind the John E. Amos Power Plant on the Kanawha River, a coal-fired power plant standing across from the town of Poca, in Putnam County.
Slide 30 of 32: Low fog lies along the Bear Rocks trail in the Dolly Sods Wilderness.
Slide 31 of 32: The historic Jefferson County Courthouse, photographed in the downtown area of Charles Town, West Virginia, on November 3, 2018
Slide 32 of 32: The New River flows beneath the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia.
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