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|Entered the Union: June 20, 1863 (35)||Capital: Charleston|
|Origin of Name: In honor of Elizabeth, "Virgin Queen" of England|
|State Motto: Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)|
|State Nickname: Mountain State||State Tree: Sugar Maple|
|State Flower: Rhododendron||State Bird: Cardinal|
|State Animal: Black Bear||State Fish: Brook Trout|
|State Fruit: Golden Delicious Apple||State Butterfly: Monarch|
|State Colors: Old Gold and Blue||State Gem: Fossil Coral|
|State Songs: “West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home"
• "The West Virginia Hills" • "This is My West Virginia"
|National Forest: 1 • State Forests: 9 • State Parks: 37|
|Famous For: Harpers Ferry, Cass Scenic Railroad, Greenbrier and Berkeley Springs Resorts|
|Famous West Virginians: George Brett (baseball), Pearl S. Buck (author), Martin Delany (first black army major), Billy Dixon (frontiersman), Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (Confederate general), Don Knotts (actor), Peter Marshall (TV host), Kathy Mattea (singer), Mary Lou Retton (gymnast), Jerry West (basketball), Chuck Yeager (test pilot, Air Force general)|
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