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Old 01-31-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Forgive me if this was already posted, but the only reason that Berkeley and Jefferson County are part of WV was that the area was occupied by Northern troops during WV's vote for secession. Having a bayonette at your back always makes the decision easier.

I have always felt that the area was more geographically and culturally like the VA counties in the Shenedoah Valley to their south than like the mountain regions to their west. Will they ever go back now? I doubt it.

Morgan County has always felt like WV to me, especially the Paw Paw area.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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Forgive me if this was already posted, but the only reason that Berkeley and Jefferson County are part of WV was that the area was occupied by Northern troops during WV's vote for secession. Having a bayonette at your back always makes the decision easier.

I have always felt that the area was more geographically and culturally like the VA counties in the Shenedoah Valley to their south than like the mountain regions to their west. Will they ever go back now? I doubt it.

Morgan County has always felt like WV to me, especially the Paw Paw area.
The bayonet at the back was more of a you are under arrest and cannot leave your house. The way i have always known it is those that were behind the confederate cause were not allowed to vote. If I am wrong blame my teachers
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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The bayonet at the back was more of a you are under arrest and cannot leave your house. The way i have always known it is those that were behind the confederate cause were not allowed to vote. If I am wrong blame my teachers
That is what I was getting at, thanks for historical details. Despite being able to see (and hear) WV from my house, I only know the "big picture" of WV history, not too many of the details.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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This is as Stupid as a guy running for office about 10 yrs ago saying Vote for him & he would SELL Jeff/Morgan & Berk Counties to MARYLAND!!
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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This is as Stupid as a guy running for office about 10 yrs ago saying Vote for him & he would SELL Jeff/Morgan & Berk Counties to MARYLAND!!
I don't remember that. Do you know who said it? (We've had so many stupid people run for office that the list of possibilities is so long ...) Seems to me like somebody should ask Maryland if they even want those counties before deciding on an asking price.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I don't remember that. Do you know who said it? (We've had so many stupid people run for office that the list of possibilities is so long ...) Seems to me like somebody should ask Maryland if they even want those counties before deciding on an asking price.
Just a quick interjection; I think Maryland would take them if given the opportunity. I mean, Virginia and Pennsylvania basically squashed Maryland into almost nothing way back when.

Just an observation.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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Maybe we can be free agent counties & sell ourselves to the highest bidder?

"Aaaand... SOLD... to the gentleman from Colorado!"
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: East End via Clendenin
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Maybe we can be free agent counties & sell ourselves to the highest bidder?

"Aaaand... SOLD... to the gentleman from Colorado!"
good idea
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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Just a quick interjection; I think Maryland would take them if given the opportunity. I mean, Virginia and Pennsylvania basically squashed Maryland into almost nothing way back when.

Just an observation.
Actually VA was here first and then much later some property was given to Lord Baltimore for MD. Hate the way they busted up the property in what is now western MD but oh well.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Maryland's original charter was up to nearly the border of Philly and the FURTHEST headwater of the Potomac, which turned out to be the S. Branch. Maryland lost both of those border disputes, otherwise the state would look like two big triangles with a modest waist at Hancock. I wish we had kept that territory, I suspect the state would be far less liberal and their could be the possibility of 2 party rule.
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