While city dwellers began to receive free mail delivery in 1863, the same was not true for the majority of Americans who lived in rural areas.Farm families needed to travel to distant post offices to retrieve their mail or hire private companies to deliver.During the height of the Cold War in 1958, a top-secret project began to construct a bunker 720 feet beneath The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs. After the Washington Post revealed the secret in 1992, the bunker was decommissioned and is now open for public tours. George Washington’s brothers built estates that still stand in West Virginia.The bunker opened in 1961 and remained on constant alert as a nuclear fallout shelter and emergency relocation facility for the U. George Washington wasn’t the only member of the family to have a town named in his honor.In 1775, a group of 2,000 residents signed a petition asking the Continental Congress to create a 14th colony called Westsylvania, which would have encompassed all of today’s West Virginia along with portions of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.The Continental Congress ignored the petition along with another plea in 1783 to make Westsylvania the 14th state.
In honor of the sesquicentennial of West Virginia’s statehood, learn eight surprising facts about the Mountain State. West Virginia was born out of sectional differences during the Civil War.
Named , its sundeck features a swim-up bar and whirlpool, as well as a party favorite 72″ plasma flat screen TV.
At this point, the relationship between the two is casual and non-exclusive.
Both own property in the exclusive oceanfront estate community called Seminole Landing.
“They have a nice casual relationship that has blossomed into a romance,” the source tells PEOPLE. She thinks he is a cool guy.” Married twice (and widowed and divorced) – and the father of four – Cline, 53, owns the company Foresight Reserves, as well as a luxury yacht, which he charters out for Mediterranean or Caribbean cruises.