West Virginia

The Mountain State By Parker

People

Their are about 1.8 million people in the state West Virginia. The people in West Virginia are known as mountaineers. Today mountaineers are proud of their background. Mountaineer means a person who takes part of mountaineering. The activity is climbing mountains. A lot of people climb on mountains in West Virginia.

West Virginia

History

The first people in West Virginia were Native Americans. In about 1600, more native Americans moved in the same area. By 1775 more than thirty thousand settlers lived there.

Land

West Virginia lies in the Appalachian mountains. The state is made up of two natural regions. The two natural regions are the plateau region and highland region.

Things To See And Do

West Virginia is a great place to learn about the past. You can also see old farm tools , rail road cars and much more. You can ride through the mine on mining carts.