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Athens theatre - note that it is a quansett hut!

Athens theatre - note that it is a quansett hut!

In honor of West Virginia's 149th birthday, Wednesday's local front featured a West Virginia bucket list. How many of these 55 things have you done?

In honor of West Virginia's 149th birthday, Wednesday's local front featured a West Virginia bucket list. How many of these 55 things have you done?

Today's Fade reveals a stark difference between the Welch, West Virginia of the 1940s and that of today. Click the photo and slide the Green Fade Bar for Then/Now views.

Today's Fade reveals a stark difference between the Welch, West Virginia of the 1940s and that of today. Click the photo and slide the Green Fade Bar for Then/Now views.

Straightening the leaning column at Blue Sulphur Springs. "Sika" wrap adds extra strength to the 1838 Spring House columns.

Straightening the leaning column at Blue Sulphur Springs. "Sika" wrap adds extra strength to the 1838 Spring House columns.

Seneca Caverns in Pendleton County. These caverns are amazing.

Seneca Caverns in Pendleton County. These caverns are amazing.

Blue Sulphur Springs was a thriving resort town before the Civil War. Wealthy Southerners left their plantations and came "North" to summer at the dozens of spring resorts peppering this area, and relax in the cooler temperatures while escaping malaria and water borne diseases. The "Spring Circuit" was all the rage, as they moved between resorts, moving ever Northward as temperatures increased.

Blue Sulphur Springs was a thriving resort town before the Civil War. Wealthy Southerners left their plantations and came "North" to summer at the dozens of spring resorts peppering this area, and relax in the cooler temperatures while escaping malaria and water borne diseases. The "Spring Circuit" was all the rage, as they moved between resorts, moving ever Northward as temperatures increased.

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