“The One Stop Start for West Virginia Studies”

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“A directory of topics for West Virginia students, educators and others, plus videos and links for more information”

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UPDATES — (Previous updates are on the the “About” page.)    When a state or federal agency changes the URL/web address for a site, seldom is there a redirect from the previous URL.  When we discover it, we attempt to find the new URL and update it on MH3WV, or we go to Archive.org’s “Wayback Machine” to find a previous version of the site to which we link.

—May 2023—

Added “2023 Golden Horseshoe Winners List”   [Golden Horseshoe]

Added video “Paw Paws”   [Made/Grown]

Added “The West Virginian that helped invent Rock ‘n’ Roll”  [African-Americans]

Added videos “Riding a diesel mantrip thru a West Virginia coal mine”; “Animated map of the major oil and gas pipelines in the US”; “Liquified Natural Gas: From Treatment To Transport | ExxonMobil”; “Oil and Gas Formation” [Energy/Natural Resources]

Updatd URLs for Archives and History’s “Highway Markers” that had been changed by A&H;  Added info and link to “The Historical Marker Database”  {Research Resources]

—April 2023—

Added video “How Ex-Miners Turn Toxic Land into Lavender Farms”  [Made/Grown]

Added videos “A look at Carter G. Woodson’s legacy”; “Hidden Stories: Dorothy Vaughan” ; and ”The Human Computer – Dorothy Vaughan”  [African-Americans]

Added link to WVPB’s article “Dirt, Soot, Smoke And Oil: Mechanics Take on the Dirty Job of Repairing Antique Trains”  [State Symbols]

Added link to WVPB’s article “A Guitar Surgeon Gives Old Instruments Their Voices Back“  [Music]

Added WV Tourism video “Almost Heaven. . .”  [Other & Educator Resources]

Added WVPB/WV Archives video about the Capitol building [Capitol Complex]

Updated several URLs [State Symbols]

Added several videos and rearranged the page [Energy/Natural Resources]

Updated URLs for US Dept of Energy Websites [Energy/Natural Resources]

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MH3WV – My Hills, My Heritage, My Home, West Virginia, is “The One Stop Start” for Golden Horseshoe Test and other West Virginia Studies information. The website was launched on June 20, 2014 and has been regularly updated, most recently on May 27, 2023.

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