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“Montani Semper Liberi” – “Mountaineers Are Always Free” – The Official West Virginia State Motto

“Montani Semper Liberi, Latin for “Mountaineers are Always Free,” is the official motto of the state of West Virginia. It was adopted as the official motto of the state in Article II, Section 2-7, of the state constitution signed in 1872. The phrase was suggested as the motto by Joseph H. Diss Debar, the artist who created the state’s great seal.”  — (WV Blue Book)

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