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West Virginia State Flower Design

"Country roads, take me home, To the place I belong, West Virginia, mountain mama, Take me home, country roads..."

This week we are celebrating the great state of West Virginia! If you've ever been to the Appalachian Mountains, you know the famous state flower that grows along the mountains and across several states, the Rhododendron.


Since school is back and session, and work is never ending, we decided to bring you a new project for your everyday needs, a lunch bag! Download your project instructions in the file below:

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Download the Great Rhododendron Design Here:

https://rnk-floriani.com/friday-designs/8-20-21-WV.zip


Download all past designs in the link below:

https://rnk-floriani.com/across-america.php


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Now it's time for us to learn a few fun things about West Virginia!


Fun Facts:

  1. Mother’s Day was first observed as a holiday at Andrews Church in Grafton on May 10, 1908. It became a national holiday in 1914.

  2. West Virginia produces 15 percent of the total coal used nationwide.

  3. Camping in WV is fun to do because there is no shortage of places to go. Nearly 75 percent of the state is covered by forests.

  4. Harrisville is home to America's oldest dime store, Berdine's Five and Dime, which has operated since 1908.

  5. The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston on Summers Street.

  6. The largest sycamore tree in the world was located in Webster Springs until it fell in 2010 when it was estimated to be over 500 years old!

  7. West Virginia is located within a day’s drive from 75% of the U.S. population, yet remains an untouched gem among outdoor enthusiasts.

  8. The first spa open to the public was at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in 1756 (then, Bath, Virginia).

  9. The first major land battle fought between Union and Confederate soldiers in the Civil War was the Battle of Philippi on June 3, 1861.

  10. One of the first suspension bridges in the world was completed in Wheeling in November 1849.

We hope you loved learning about the great state of West Virginia and that you're excited to create a lunch bag with one of our many state flower designs! Until next week, Happy Sewing & Happy Creating!

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