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Trim: 6 x 9
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-7627-4381-0

West Virginia Curiosities

Rick Steelhammer

Your round trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places and things the Mountain State has to offer. Whether you are a native or just passing through, this tour guide will lead you to sites and destinations you will never forget.

Enter the Mystery Hole to witness gravity-defying feats, such as balls rolling up ramps, people sitting in chairs that cling unsupported to a wall, and fellow visitors walking at a forty-five-degree slant.

Learn how a roadside breakdown led Elkhorn Creek to be a haven for trophy trout—but think twice before eating your catch.

Meet Jesco White, the mountain-dancing cult figure who’s gone from performing on a doghouse roof to dancing onstage with Hank Williams III.

About the author:

Rick Steelhammer is the author of West Virginia Curiosities (Globe Pequot Press). During his more than thirty years as a reporter and feature writer for The Charleston Gazette, he has traveled by car, plane, helicopter, raft, towboat, canoe, kayak, train, speeder car, horse, skis, snowshoes, snowmobile, ATV, mountain bike, zipline, and on foot to file stories from all corners and both panhandles of West Virginia. Steelhammer also writes a weekly humor column for the Sunday Gazette-Mail, which the National Society of Newspaper Columnists once judged to be the second-best in the nation among large-circulation newspapers.

Pages: 214