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Women’s History Month Honorees

Women’s History Month Honorees

I am very pleased to receive this recognition, this was a committee of many, many people which has evolved into a board and we have all worked really hard to get this project done, but I am honored to accept the award on behalf of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. Our cause is something that …

West Virginia Shouldn’t Exist

West Virginia Shouldn’t Exist

There’s no stranger political division in the United States than between Virginia and West Virginia, and through most reasonable interpretations, it should not exist. The eastern part of Virginia played a very important role in the American colonies, and later in America. Four of the first five US Presidents were Virginians. Just before the Civil …

The Surprising History of Tobacco

The Surprising History of Tobacco

Tobacco: It was thought to be a heal-all, but in reality, a harm-all. The origins of this controversial plant are in the fields of the Americas, and the most common species, Nicotiana Tabacum, originated in Mesoamerica, a region in the central part of the Americas. Tobacco usage started among the people of the Americas, then …