M is for Mountain State

Author: Mary Ann McCabe Riehle
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585367559
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

With its multitude of mountains and the highest elevation east of the Rockies, it's no wonder West Virginia's nickname is the "Mountain State." Abundant natural resources make it a leader in both industry and recreation, from glassmaking to rock climbing. Historic sites and sights include Harper's Ferry and the annual Native American Pow Wow, along with Lost World Caverns and White Sulphur Springs. Noteworthy West Virginians include Chuck Yeager and Olympian Mary Lou Retton. Mary Ann McCabe Riehle learned to appreciate the importance of reading and writing while growing up in the neighboring state of Kentucky. She graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Communication Arts and Education and has been a featured author and guest speaker at reading, writing, and library conferences. Mary Ann lives in Michigan with her husband, two daughters and their dog, Bisbee. Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art and spent many years working in the display industry, which involved both illustrating, and designing scenery for projects including stage backdrops and corporate galas. She currently devotes all of her attention to the creation of children's books. Laura's other titles include A Fairy in a Dairy, Smudge Bunny, and the bestselling book God Gave Us You. Laura and her husband live in Mathias, West Virginia.

Mountain State Mammals

Author: Ron Russo
Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers
ISBN: 091255021X
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Nature

Pocket-sized field guide to wild mammals of the Rockies and Great Basin (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). Includes a sighting key to identify animals that are seen. Because wild animals are often elusive, the author has also included keys to prints, droppings, skulls and jaws, and other signs animals leave behind, to aid in identification of animals that are not seen. Includes information about biology of each species. Copiously illustrated with drawings of tracks, skulls, scat, and animals, and range maps.

North Carolina State Park Map Guide

Author: Friends of State Parks
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557332991
Release Date: 2010-03-05
Genre: North Carolina

This 144 page 8.5" x 11" bound book works as a coffee table book for trip planning and as a reference guide. There is a detailed map of each park showing trails and facilities. The accompanying text gives a description of the park, directions to the park, information on available visitor facilities, and trail descriptions. Get started now planning for next visit.

West Virginia

Author: Jonatha A. Brown
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 0836847113
Release Date: 2006-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides an in-depth and comprehensive portrait of the state of West Virginia, including its history, people, land, economy, attractions, and government.

Peterson s Graduate Schools in the U S 2010

Author: Peterson's (Firm)
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 9780768927894
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Reference

A compact reference provides overviews for nearly one thousand schools in a variety of disciplines, in a resource that features listings by state and field of study as well as up-to-date entries on everything from enrollment and tuition to faculty and degrees offered. Original.

Mountaineer Jamboree

Author: Ivan M. Tribe
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813148861
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Music

Jamboree! To many country music fans the word conjures up memories of Saturday nights around the family radio listening to live broadcasts from that haven of hillbilly music, West Virginia. From 1926 through the 1950s, as Ivan Tribe shows in his lively history, country music radio programming made the Mountain State a mecca for country singers and instrumentalists from all over America. Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Little Jimmy Dickens, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Red Sovine, Blaine Smith, Curly Ray Cline, Grandpa Jones, Cowboy Loye, Rex and Eleanor Parker, Lee Moore, Buddy Starcher, Doc and Chickie Williams, and Molly O'Day were among the many who came to prominence via West Virginia radio. Wheeling's "WWVA jamboree," first broadcast in 1933, attracted a wide audience, especially after 1942, when the station increased its power. The show's success spawned numerous competitors, as new stations all over West Virginia followed WWVA's lead in headlining country music. The state also played an important role in the early recording industry. The Tweedy Brothers, Frank Hutchison, Roy Harvey, Blind Alfred Reed, Frank Welling and John McGhee, Cap and Andy, and the Kessinger Brothers were among West Virginians whose waxings contributed to the state's reputation for fine native musicianship. So too did those who sought out and recorded the Mountaineer folksong heritage. As Nashville's dominance has grown since the 1960s, West Virginia's leadership in country music has lessened. Young performers must now seek fame outside their native state. But, as Ivan Tribe demonstrates, the state's numerous outdoor festivals continue to keep alive the heritage of country music's "mountain mama."