kpanek on June 4th, 2014

The Battle of Philippi was for possession of the covered bridge crossing the Tygart Valley River.

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kpanek on June 2nd, 2014

West Virginia has many rail-trails throughout the State – several of them are near Shinnston.

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kpanek on May 31st, 2014

There are many lovely waterfalls in West Virginia – these are two of the most spectacular.

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Traveling US Rte. 50 and US Rte. 250 are challenging and fun for motorcycles and sports cars. Curves and scenery in all seasons.

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kpanek on May 29th, 2014

The Chapel of Perpetual Adoration in Shinnston is the only such Chapel in West Virginia.

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kpanek on May 28th, 2014

Being a State with coal as a major industry, West Virginia has had many mine disasters. Some of them have sparked legislation for mine safety.

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kpanek on May 27th, 2014

Tour the museums of West Virginia from Gillum House Bed & Breakfast

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kpanek on May 26th, 2014

#13 reason to visit Gillum House Bed & Breakfast is Forts.

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kpanek on May 15th, 2014

Shinnston designated Playful City for the 4th consecutive year!

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kpanek on April 9th, 2014

Carrie and Brannan chose her Dad’s birthday as the day they remarried. It was a family affair with their children in attendance.

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kpanek on March 6th, 2014

John Panek is painting in his studio.

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kpanek on September 18th, 2013

Glenville State College Bluegrass Band performed at Shinnston Frontier Days

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kpanek on September 16th, 2013

This is how a carnival gets set up. Glenville State Bluegrass Band performs Wednesday!

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kpanek on July 26th, 2013

July 25-28, 2013 the second annual McKee Sky Ranch vintage motorcycle event.

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kpanek on July 6th, 2013

Contrary to the statement “Nothing ever happens here”, Shinnston has a line-up of activities to show there IS something happeng in Shinnston!

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