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Did West Virginia Inspire 'Country Roads'? 50 Years Later, Here's What We Know

Did West Virginia inspire the John Denver Song “Take Me Home, County Roads?” The song is one of the things people across the globe connect with West Virginia. But there’s a debate about whether the song was really even written about the state. This year marks the 50th anniversary for the song.

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February 28, 1963: Legislature Adds Two State Songs

On February 28, 1963, the legislature adopted two more songs to join “The West Virginia Hills” as official state songs.The two new tunes were “West…

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Latest in Popular Video Game Series to Be Set in West Virginia

West Virginia will be the setting for the latest in a video game series with an international following. The game will feature landscapes, folklore and…

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December 29, 1970: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" Is Complete

On December 29, 1970, songwriters Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver finished writing what would become one of the most popular tunes in history…

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