Fifty-Five Strong, Part Two

Fifty-Five Strong, Part Two

This post is picking up from part one. Please go back and read it if you haven’t already. Things were not better at the end of World War II. Funding for schools, like funding for roads, remained a serious problem. West Virginia could not maintain competitive teacher salaries. Teachers began to leave the state in…

Country Roads

Country Roads

Harrison County Mayors Discuss Fixing West Virginia Roads[1] West Virginia Officials: Staffing Issues Slowing Road Repair[2] West Virginia’s commissioner of highways tours 50 miles of roads in Marshall County[3] Miller Brings Out Platform—Hits School Politics and Condition of Roads in Talk at Armory[4] Bad Road Conditions Trigger ‘Blockade’[5] Gov. Justice announces plans to fix secondary…

A Brief History of Coal

A Brief History of Coal

To understand a lot of what I will be discussing on this blog, you first need to understand coal in the United States.  Coal has dominated the narrative of West Virginia history and still tends to dominate its politics today. Its presence has also influenced the economies and history of the other states in the…