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Title: The West Virginians


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The West Virginians
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Princess Aracoma
  • Chief Cornstalks daughter

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Mad Anne Bailey
  • Became an Indian fighter after the death of her
    husband, dressed like a man

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Chief Cornstalk
  • Led the Indians at the Battle of Point Pleasant,
    Shawnee Chief, was murdered with his son at Fort
    Randolph

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Carter G. Woodson
  • widely regarded as the leading writer on black
    history of his time. His founding of the American
    Association for the Study of Negro Life and
    History in 1915 has been called the start of the
    black history movement.

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John Henry
  • Legendary black, steel driving man
  • that raced the steam hammer until he died

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Mary Draper Ingles
  • Frontier woman who was captured by the Indians,
    escaped, and returned home

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Martin R. Delany
  • At the start of the Civil War he was assigned to
    recruit blacks for the Union
  • army and became the first black major in the U.
    S. Army. He was born in Charles Town

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Stonewall Jackson
  • Confederate General, born in Clarksburg, shot by
    one of his own men

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Booker T. Washington
  • Son of a slave, came to Malden to work in the
    salt works, became West Virginias greatest
    educator

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Minnie Buckingham Harper
  • First Black State Legislator in the United States

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Cyrus Vance
  • Secretary of State during the Jimmy Carter
    administration

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John McBride
  • Astronaut, piloted the space shuttle Challenger

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Chuck Yeager
  • First person to fly faster than the speed of
    sound, from Lincoln County

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Dr. Caleen Jackson Cook
  • Her research led to breakthroughs in the field of
    genetics

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John Forbes Nash
  • Mathematician, awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in
    Economics

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Arnold Miller
  • Labor leader, First West Virginian to become the
    President of the United Mine Workers (UMW)

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Cecil Roberts
  • Labor leader, United Mine Workers President, from
    East Bank

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Robert C. Byrd
  • United States Senator, former Majority Leader and
    Minority Leader

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Lawrence Kasdan
  • Movie director, directed Body HeatThe Big
    Chill Wrote the screenplay for The Empire
    Strikes Back

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David Hunter Strother
  • Correspondent for Harpers Weekly, covered John
    Browns Raid, used the pen name Port Crayon

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Jim Comstock
  • Editor of the West Virginia Hillbillyand the
    West Virginia Encyclopedia

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Charles Peters
  • Editor in-chief of the Washington Monthly

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Pare Lorentz
  • Motion picture producer and director, Directed
    the documentary The Plow That Broke the Plains
    and The River

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Clyde Ware
  • Writer - director, directed No Drums No Bugles
    about Civil War conscientious objectors

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John Hendricks
  • Founder of the Discovery Channel

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Faith Daniels
  • Newscaster, NBC News, The Today Show

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Ed Rabel
  • NBC Pentagon corespondent, reported for CBS, from
    St. Albans

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Tony Brown
  • Public TV show host

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Rae Ellen McKee
  • National Teacher of the Year

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William Leigh
  • Artist, painter, known as the Sage Brush Rembrant
    for his painting of western America

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Custers Last Stand by William Robinson Leigh
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Blanch Lazell
  • Artist

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Justin Hart
  • Artist

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Franses Johnson
  • Artist, photographer, photo journalist

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Ann Magnuson
  • Actress, singer, appeared in Clear and Present
    Danger from Charleston

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Conchata Ferrell
  • Actress, appeared in the TV series The Townies
    an LA Law born in Charleston

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Peter Marshall
  • Host of the original Hollywood Squares

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David Selby
  • Actor, played roles in Dark Shadows,Falcon
    Crest and The Mighty Ducksfrom Morgantown

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Don Knots
  • TV and movie actor, played the role of Barney
    Fife an The Andy Griffith Show

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Soupy Sales
  • TV and radio entertainer , the leading authority
    in throwing pies

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Chris Sarandon
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Dog Day
    Afternoon, from Beckley

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George Crum
  • Composer, 1967 Pulitzer Prize in Music

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Phyllis Curtin
  • Opera singer, from Clarksburg

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Little Jimmy Dicken
  • Grand Ole Opry performer from Bolt, hit song May
    the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose

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Harold Hawkshaw Hawkins
  • Country Western singer, killed in the plane crash
    that also killed Patsy Cline, born in Huntington

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Charlie McCoy
  • Famous harmonica player from Fayetteville

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Ada Bricktop Smith
  • Jazz singer, in 1920s mover to Paris

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Red Sovine
  • Country singer with deep baritone voice, hit song
    Teddy Bear

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Eleanor Steber
  • Opera singer from Wheeling

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Pearl S. Buck
  • Novelist from Hillsboro, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize
    winner, among her works include The Good Earth
    and China as I see it

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Mary Lee Settle
  • Novelist who won the National Book Award for
    Blood Ties, born in Charleston and grew up in
    Cedar Grove

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John Knowles
  • Author of A Separate Peace from Fairmont

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Steven Coonts
  • Author of Flight of the Intruder a Vietnam War
    novel

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Eugenia Price
  • Author of romantic novels

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Denise Giardina
  • Author of The Unquiet Earth and Storming
    Heaven from Bluefield
  • Ran for Governor

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Homer H. Hickam Jr.
  • Author, one of the subjects of the 1999 movie
    October Sky based on his book Rocket Boys. Also
  • Coalwood Way, Sky of Stone

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Homer Hickam
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Pinkney Benedict
  • Publisher, published two collections of short
    fiction Town Smokes and The Wreking Yard

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Muriel Dressler
  • Poet

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Louis McNeil Pease
  • West Virginias Poet laureate, works include
    Elderberry Flood and Gauley Mountain, grew up
    in Pocahontas County

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Jerry West
  • One of the NBAs greatest, played for WVU an the
    LA Lakers, Coach and General Manager of the
    Lakers, Olympic Gold Medal, from East Bank

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Rodney "Hot Rod" Hundley
  • played for the Los Angeles Lakers but is now a
    broadcaster for the Utah Jazz. He was a
    three-year All-American at West Virginia, and the
    first pick of the 1957 NBA College draft by
    Cincinnati. His flamboyant
  • playing style earned him the name Hot Rod while
    at West Virginia.

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Rod Thorn
  • has been a player, assistant coach, head coach,
    general manager, and league official in
    professional basketball. He played professional
    basketball for Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, and
    Seattle. He grew up in Princeton, the son of the
    Princeton
  • police chief. Thorn was an all-Americna guard at
    WVU.

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Jack Fleming
  • formerly the voice of the West Virginia
    University Mountaineers, is famous for his
    dramatic call of the
  • "Immaculate Reception," Franco Harris' miraculous
    TD catch in a 1972 Steelers-Raiders playoff game

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Randy Barnes
  • Olympic Gold Medal and World Record in the Shot
    Put, from St. Albans

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Clair Bee
  • Innovative basketball coach at Long Island,
    invented the 1-3-1 defense, and advocate of the 3
    second and 24 second rules.

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Jesse The Crab Burcett
  • First West Virginian elected to the Baseball Hall
    of Fame

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Ed Etzel
  • Olympic Gold Medal in rifle

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Frank Gatski
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame, offensive lineman for
    Detroit and Cleveland, never missed a practice or
    game

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Earl Greasy Neal
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame, played for the
    Philadelphia Eagles, from Parkersburg

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Mary Lou Reton
  • Gold Medal winner in gymnastics, from Fairmont

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Sam Huff
  • College and Pro Football Hall of Fame, played for
    WVU, New York Giants, and the Washington
    Redskins, from Farmington

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George Marshall
  • Owner of the Boston Braves and the Washington
    Redskins

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Michael Benedum
  • The Great Wildcatter made fortune in oil and
    gas, established the Benedum Foundation

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Lyell Clay
  • Made fortune in communications, established the
    Clay Foundation

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Lawson Hamilton
  • Coal industrialist and civic leader

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James Buck Harless
  • Made fortune in the timber industry, from Gilbert

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Henry Louis Gates
  • Afro-American studies professor at Harvard

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Kathy Mattea
  • Country singer from Cross Lanes

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Anna Jarvis
  • Founder of Mothers Day, from Grafton

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Wayne Smith
  • Nobel Peace nominee, established the Peace Force

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Leon Sullivan
  • Reverend, established a self help organization.
    Created The Sullivan Principles to put an end
    to apartheid in South Africa

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George Howard Brett
  • played for the Kansas City Royals from 1973 to
    1993. He was elected to the Hall of Fame
  • in his first year of eligibility and was inducted
    in July 1999. He was born in Glen Dale, although
    he grew up in southern California.

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Cecil Underwood
  • became West Virginia's youngest Governor when he
    was elected in 1956. He was re-elected in
  • 1996 at age 74, becoming West Virginia's oldest
    Governor. He was born at Josephs Mills.

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John D. Rockefeller, IV
  • former Governor of West Virginia, is currently a
    U. S. Senator from West Virginia. He
  • was born in New York, N. Y. His wife Sharon
    Rockefeller has been a member of the Board of
    Directors of PBS.

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William Casey Marland
  • was Governor of West Virginia from 1953 to 1957.
    Marland attracted nationwide
  • attention in 1965 when a reporter found him
    working as a cab driver in Chicago.

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Randy Moss
  • a receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, was
    selected as one of the NFC's two starting wide
    receivers
  • and was the only rookie to be selected for the
    1998 Pro Bowl. He was also selected to the 1998
    Associated Press All-Pro team. Moss played two
    years at Marshall University. He is a graduate of
    DuPont High School

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