National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV

Pocahontas County, West Virginia is one of my favorite places to visit. It encapsulates much of what I love about my home state: beautiful scenery to enjoy; skiing, camping, fishing and many other outdoor activities to do; abundant wildlife to photograph; historic places to visit;  scientific exploration….yes, scientific exploration. Pocahontas County is home to the National Radio […] Read more...

Fiesta Ware Factory (Homer Laughlin ) in Newell, West Virginia

At the very top of the northern panhandle of West Virginia is the  small town of  Newell.  Nestled along the Ohio River,  Newell was formed to support a new factory for the china manufacturer, Homer Laughlin. Although they made numerous types of dinnerware for household and commercial use since starting in the 1870’s, Homer Laughlin […] Read more...

Visiting Moundsville, West Virginia

Moundsville, West Virginia is in the southern portion of the northern panhandle of West Virginia. This small city along the Ohio River is just about 15 miles south of Wheeling, WV. As may be expected in a place called Moundsville, there is an Adena (a.k.a. Mound Builders) mound. This Pre-Columbian Native American mound, the largest […] Read more...

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

Blennerhassett Island is in the middle of the Ohio River between Parkersburg, West Virginia and Belpre, Ohio.  It was once owned by Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett in the late 1700’s. The Blennerhassett’s constructed what was a very elaborate island manor at the time. Unfortunately, Harmon Blennerhassett became embroiled in a scandal involving Aaron Burr resulting […] Read more...