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West Virginia Trivia

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Last updated: July 19, 2015
First submittedJuly 18, 2015
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NBA silhouette, played for the LA Lakers. "Zeke from Cabin Creek."
Jerry West
Longest single arch bridge in Western Hemisphere (4th longest in the world) found in Fayetteville, WV.
New River Gorge Bridge
Longest-serving US Senator (1959-2010)
Robert C. Byrd
English translation of the Latin state motto "Montani Semper Liberi"
Mountaineers are Always Free
First pilot to break sound barrier, namesake of Charletson's airport
Brigadier General Charles E. Yeager
You can find West Virginia University in this city...
Morgantown
...and Marshall University in this one.
Huntington
West Virginia was admitted to the Union in 1863, but on what date?
June 20th
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The supposedly haunted West Virginia State Penitentiary is located in this city
Moundsville
NASA engineer from Coalwood, WV. Author of Rocket Boys.
Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
Grammy-winning country music artist who had a love affair with water.
Brad Paisley
"Tasty" state fruit of West Virginia
Golden Delicious Apple
This famous hotel was a Cold War bunker. 26 Presidents have stayed here
The Greenbrier
Prophetic, supernatural being witnessed by some in Point Pleasant, WV.
Mothman
Confederate General from Clarksburg, WV (then-VA) known for rock-solid resilience.
Lieutenant General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
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level 76
Jul 18, 2015
West Virginia was admitted in 1863, not 1963. I typed apple, didn't think about needing the variety. Got as close as Mountainmen Always Free.
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Jul 18, 2015
Are you sure it wasn't in 1963? ;) Stupid typo. I made sure it would simply accept "apple" for the fruit. I'm going to leave the only acceptable answer for the motto as "mountaineers are always free." Thanks for the feedback!