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West Virginia breaks away

How did West Virginia get that goofy shape?  Is it possible that someone intentionally created a state that looks like this? Not exactly.  West Virginia was “spun off” from Virginia when residents on both sides of the Appalachian Mountains acknowledged … Continue reading

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Virginia and its floating finger

Among the goofy little quirks of our states is a chunk of a peninsula at the bottom of Maryland’s territory that actually belongs to Virginia.  It’s like a finger of land that hangs off of Maryland and whose residents peer … Continue reading

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