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Beyond Country Roads: Exploring the Wild and Wonderful of West Virginia

andyg 于2006-12-03发布 l 已有人浏览
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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Marilyn Christiano and directed by Caty Weaver 2006-12-3 VOICE ONE: Welco

voice two:

experienced rock climbers love seneca rocks. the rocks are very difficult to climb. not many people were known to have climbed them until the second world war began. then the army used the rocks to train troops for action in the mountains of europe. now there are almost four hundred mapped ways to climb seneca rocks.

visitors who are not experienced rock climbers can follow a steep man-made path that takes them to the top. the path begins at seneca rocks discovery center at the base of the rocks. the discovery center has exhibits about the earliest american indians who lived in the area. the center also has information about the wildlife and plants of the area.

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voice one:

west virginia is a state divided by mountains. but the area has also been divided in other ways during its history.

in the early years of the united states, it was the western part of the state of virginia. it was part of virginia until eighteen sixty-one. then, as the american civil war began, the virginia state government voted to rebel against the united states. virginia joined other southern states in forming the confederate states of america.

but representatives from the western counties opposed the decision to leave the union. so the area separated from virginia. in june of eighteen sixty-three, west virginia became the thirty-fifth state.

voice two:

many civil war battles were fought in west virginia. even though west virginia had remained in the union, about half of the people in the state supported the south. many families were divided. sometimes brothers fought on opposite sides. after the north won the war, divisions in the state slowly healed.

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