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Before the American Civil War, there was only one Virginia. However, when most of Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, the northwest portion chose to stay put. Even before the war’s conclusion, newly formed West Virginia was rewarded with statehood, making the Mountain State the 35th to enter the Union. The Mountain State is deftly nicknamed, as it lies entirely within the Appalachian Range. Farming in West Virginia is difficult because of the rugged, mountainous landscape, but hunting is a popular activity, and game meats and fish have been important parts of the diet going back to the days when Native Americans had the rugged terrain to themselves. The brook trout is West Virginia’s state fish and the Golden Delicious apple (a variety first developed in Clay County, West Virginia) is the state fruit. Apple butter (made with apples stewed in cider with sugar and spices) is another West Virginia favorite.

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