West Virginia was the 35th state in the USA - it became a state on June 20, 1863. - state capital is Charleston. - nickname is Mountain State. - state tree is the Sugar Maple. - state animal is the Black Bear.
Wisconsin's official state flag was adopted in 1905. - a white field is bordered in dark blue. - displays a rock containing the date June 20, 1863, the day West Virginia became a state. - the two men represent farming and mining.
West Virginia is an eastern U.S. state in the tree-covered Appalachian Mountains. The town of Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah River meets the Potomac River, is the site of a famous Civil War–era raid. Surrounded by a national historical park, the town looks as it did in the 19th century, with many of the buildings open to the public as living-history museums.