This bizarre, multi-horned, wooly, white beast is said to stalk the forested areas of West Virginia, and remains one of the most enigmatic, large mammals as yet undiscovered in the wilds of the U.S.
West Virginia is a densely forested mountainous region dotted with old coal mines and deep, dark, dangerous forests. The region is shrouded in mystery and rich in folklore, but few legends are more unusual and intriguing than that of the creature known to the locals as “Sheepsquatch.”
The West Virginia State Penitentiary is a gothic-style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. Now withdrawn and retired from prison use, it operated from 1876 to 1995. Currently, the site is maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility
PLACE OF THE SKULL - WHEELING - WEELUNK
The origins of the name "Wheeling" are disputed. One of the more credible explanations is that the word comes from the Lenni-Lenape phrase WEELUNK, which meant "place of the skull." This supposedly referred to a white settler who was scalped and decapitated. His severed head was displayed at the confluence of Wheeling Creek and the Ohio River. The area had been inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years.
STAY GOLD - THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY APPLESEED
Our state fruit - The Golden Delicious Apple! No more important fruit tree graces the homesteads, farms, and backyards of Appalachia than the apple. When early settlers headed west from the eastern seaboard, they took apple seeds because they didn’t weigh too much or take up too much space.
And no figure from American folklore personifies the spread of the apple into the heartland like Johnny Appleseed, aka John Chapman.