Early morning flight from Memphis.
Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV
With a couple of delays in Atlanta we arrived in WV.
After registration and a good night's sleep I was ready to board the bus and see what West Virginia had to offer. The first stop was the Chief Logan State Park - Museum in the Park.
Movie props from "We Are Marshall" the 2006 movie about the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 individuals - members of the football team, coaches, university staff, etc.
Blenko Glass Exhibit
A large part of the collection had to do with the coal mining industry.
We were treated to a home cooked meal.
We had visitors during lunch, Mr. Hatfield and Mr. McCoy.
They took a break from the feuding long enough to pose for a few photographs.
After lunch we were off to visit sites related to the Hatfield-McCoy feud.
The Matewan Museum
Union History in Matewan
This young man traveled with us on the bus giving the history of the Hatfield-McCoy feud.
He is a university professor. He has been instrumental in restoration of the sites and researching the history for accuracy. He is a very proud West Virginian.
We ended our tour with a visit to the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce.
The building is built of coal.