Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mountains Run Up

Butler Mountain, Greenbrier County, West Virginia
"Mountains run up like walls,
with little flat land between,
and the people who live there
(in West Virginia)
like it that way.
They have mortal fear, some of them,
of country where there are no hills
to protect them from the wind."
~ Virgil Carrington Jones
West Virginia is rugged terrain, great beauty. Before becoming a state in 1863, "western Virginia" and "West Virginia" were used interchangeably to describe the Western half of Virginia.

No comments:

Post a Comment