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Wild rugged den of Hatfield and McCoy,
Entered the Union with birth pangs of war.
Sweet meadows punctuate inked river beds,
Trapped in mountains black wealth of coal.

Volunteers--first to send her sons to serve.
In hidden glens Bigfoot and Mothman roam.
Raging rivers white water rafters ride;
Green valleys house her ancient Celtic stock.
 Indians roamed, leaving mystic burial mounds;
 Night music choir of frog and whip-poor-will.
In forests treasure of ginseng and yellow root;
Apples--green golden fruit crisped in summer dews.

Mysterious mountain culture all her own,
Infused into her native citizens alone.



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  1. Date: 4/15/2014 9:27:00 AM

    Ahh such a very vivid write of the state my parents were from my friend! I loved the W.Va hills where my kin are from.I was born in Ky. and always visited my grandmothers lil' cabin back in the green hollers of FortGaye,W.Va