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West Virginia: Its Farms and Forests, Mines and Oil-Wells
by J. R. Dodge
introduction by Kenneth R. Bailey
West Virginia University Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-1-935978-12-1 | Cloth: 978-1-935978-11-4
Library of Congress Classification F241.D64 2011

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

West Virginia: Its Farms and Forests, Mines and Oil-Wells celebrates the state of West Virginia. Originally published in 1865 as a series of studies on mineral resources, observations on agriculture, and interviews with businessmen, West Virginia details the industrial statistics, terrain, and population of a state during its infancy. With no record of natural wealth or reported transactions of agriculture or geography prior to this overview, West Virginia sparked the curiosity of non-residents, enticing investment and settlement through descriptions of abundant natural resources and an agreeable industrial condition. With an introduction by Kenneth R. Bailey, this new edition reminds us of the state’s alluring beginning and rich, yet often exploited development.
 

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