kpanek on June 5th, 2014

The site of the First Mother’s Day Service, the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia has become the International Mother’s Day Shrine.

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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 May 27th, 2014

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

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kpanek on April 29th, 2012

42698 – Then end of the line! Today was the last time Engine 42698 left the Station. It was a tribute to the memory of Drexel Westfall and his wife Martha Jane who both passed away last month. In 1998, Candy Fiorito and her “partner-in-crime” Lexie Barnes had an idea of a way to spread […]

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kpanek on May 10th, 2011

The First United Methodist Church honored Mothers, Daughters, Granddaughters, and great-granddaughters on May 7, 2011. Melba Harmer was crowned Queen by Miss West Virginia 2010, Cali Young.

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kpanek on April 1st, 2011

Shinnston is located 22 miles from the Anna Jarvis House and from the Mother’s Day Shrine. See where Mother’s Day began.

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