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March Wonderful West Virginia magazine features restored Upper Shavers Fork, Boy Scout Jamboree, Battle of Droop Mountain 150th Anniversary, Linn Pottery, and Horsetails

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The March 2014 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, features articles on successful restoration efforts of a popular fishery, the first national Boy Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia, a special 150th commemoration of a major Civil War battle, a Wheeling master potter, and the historic importance of horsetails. The cover shows a colorful juvenile red-spotted newt.

A Ghost Fishery Returns to Life

At the turn of the 20th century, massive logging operations left the once splendid and wild brook trout fishery on the Upper Shavers Fork of the Cheat River degraded and devoid of fish. But recently, railroaders and stream restoration specialists have teamed to return this historic fishery to its former glory.

40,000 Strong: Boy Scouts at the Summit

Last July, Scouts from across the country and around the world came to the Boy Scouts of America's newest high-adventure base in Fayette County to camp, enjoy world-class recreation, and pitch in on community projects.

Marching in Solidarity

On a chilly November night, an intrepid band of hikers traced the steps of the rebel soldiers whose grueling, 28-mile march from Lewisburg in November 1863 culminated in the historic Battle of Droop Mountain. Here's one hiker's personal account of the experience.

Master Potter Paul Latos

Enter the elegant Linn Pottery gallery on Chapline Street in Wheeling and you'll discover the exquisite works of an artist highly educated in his craft. If you hear jazz drifting from the upstairs studio, Paul Latos is likely deep in the creative process.

Discovering Horsetails

Neither showy nor eye-catching, these ancient plants receive little attention, but horsetails played an important role in our state's geology and were also useful to settlers.

Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state's premier full-color magazine of history and outdoor adventure, is published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is available at newsstands for $3 a copy, or by subscription by calling 1-800-225-5982 or online at www.wonderfulwv.com.

A one-year subscription to the print version is $18 or two years for $36. It also is available for the iPad at an annual rate of $12 for 12 issues. Combined subscriptions for both print and iPad versions are available for $20 for 12 issues. Gift subscriptions also are available.

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March Cover