Tuesday, February 3, 2009

West Virginia

Matthew M. Neely was the governor of West Virginia from 1941 to 1945.
So I figure these Scenic Crossroads poster stamps from the West Virginia Publicity Commission are from the early forties. BRILLIANT !!!

Modern highways follow Indian and Pioneer trails ~ Modern blast furnace, Northern Panhandle (Now there's a Scenic Crossroad for yah!) ~ Typical guest cabin in state parks and forests ~ Jackson's Mill, boyhood home of Stonewall Jackson ~ Blennerhassett Island, scene of Aaron Burr Conspiracy.

Woodburn Hall, West Virginia University, Morgantown ~ New River Gorge, Hawk's Nest State Park ~ Bridle paths hedged with Rhododendron, State Flower ~ Seneca Rocks near Petersburg ~ Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine near Bluefield.

Harpers Ferry, scene of John Brown Raid.

Blackwater Falls near Davis ~ Old Stone Church built in 1796 near Lewisburg ~ Birthplace of Pearl Buck near Hilssboro ~ Blaine Island, Heart of Chemical Industry, Charleston (Looks like a good place to go fishing!) ~ Greenbrier Valley Farm near Lewisburg ~ Swimming in lake at Seneca State Park.

Claymont Court, Home of Samuel Washington, Charles Town ~ Babcock State Park - Golfing at White Sulphur Springs ~ Bass fishing in State Park ~ Charleston skyline from Great Kanawha River ~ Scene of First Land Battle, Civil War, Philippi.


Keith said...

These are great. I loved them. I've been to West Virginia. I had an uncle who lived there until he passed away. The last time was in 20's. I really enjoyed the state. Thanks for posting these.

Major Pepperidge said...

They sure "feel" like the 1940's! Which is what makes them great.

Gunnar and Sherry said...

West Virginia is a beautiful state and these stamps make me want to go there!