Author Archives: Molly Dolan

The People of West Virginia

Enjoy this short video highlighting some of the historical photos of West Virginians available in West Virginia History OnView.

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The Art of Beth Van Hoesen

The Art Collection of West Virginia University contains several pieces by artist Beth Van Hoesen. Van Hoesen, who was born in 1926 in Boise, Idaho, is known for her arresting and amusing animal portraits.

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World’s Largest Mountaineer

In 1955, the Hanna Coal Company of Cleveland, Ohio, commissioned what was then the world’s largest steam shovel. Christened The Mountaineer, the shovel could move 60 cubic yards of material in its giant scoop, for a total of 7,500 tons … Continue reading

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