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A Founding Father’s Fossil
Most West Virginians are familiar with some of our state’s official symbols: the state bird, animal, and flower, for example. But fewer may know that West Virginia also has an official state fossil. Our fossil offers not only a fascinating history and science lesson but also provides a new link between the Mountain State and one of America’s founding fathers.
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Backridge Observatory
Not long after Morgantown native Joe Morris moved to a rural section of Maryland's Eastern Shore, development in the fast-growing area began interfering with his hobby.

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