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Old 03-27-2009, 02:00 PM   #226
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i know you did
thanks buddy. aweeee i owe you one, i heard there was 2 more on 88 and shortcreek, and by the ohio county airport. there is 2 in wheeling that i have no clue how to get...one at the civic center, and across the road at the old cold storage building. i can get the tags but not with the bike....well its a sumo i could ride the sidewalk :)

thanks again buddy
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:13 AM   #227
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hey grapeape if it wasnt for you i would be at home with a hang over
I DID IT
these are self explanitory but i will add history if needed





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Old 03-28-2009, 11:37 AM   #228
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Did you all find the 700 yet, what's taking so long?
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:24 PM   #229
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We're getting there.

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Did you all find the 700 yet, what's taking so long?
No way I could do it all myself - Luckily, I've had several riders helping out. You're welcome to join in. Maybe I'm not normal but I've found it to be addicting, educational, and therapeutic all at the same time. My wife wonders why I'm looking through lists of markers and putting little red dots all over my Gazetteer. Oh well. I'm getting to see parts of WV I've never explored.

I'm surprised no other states have started a simliar thread, especially Virginia which has probably a billion markers. Maybe it will catch on, or then again, that "normal" thing.........

Looking forward to more riders joining in the fun now that the weather is nice. Thanks again to all who have contributed.
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:00 PM   #230
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New River Gorge

Hey, I am going on an over nighter to NRG. Is there any public free campsites you can let me know about? I will be comming across from south east Ohio taking a picture and going back in the morning. I plan on leaving sunday and heading back on monday. Thanks
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:46 PM   #231
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I'm surprised no other states have started a simliar thread, especially Virginia which has probably a billion markers. Maybe it will catch on, or then again, that "normal" thing.........
PA has a similar thread going:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441765
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:41 AM   #232
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Thanks!

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Why didn't I think of checking out "Northeast"? Looks like Skyclad is off to a good start up in PA. Their signs are NICE! It's good that WV is providing funds to refurbish/replace the ones that need it.

Looks like a rainy day today, so I might get some more from the Wirt Co / Pleasants Co area posted today.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:14 AM   #233
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Glenville - Gilmer Co

Located about 20 miles southwest of Weston, and about 25 miles north/northwest of the geographical center of the state, at the junction of Rt 33/119 and Rt 5. Population: 1,544. Home of Glenville State College (see previous post #215) and the Annual WV State Folk Festival.

Also home to William Perry Brown, who wrote the music for "The West Virginia Hills" state song.

For more info on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenville,_West_Virginia





Historical Marker located on Rt 33/119 between the entrance to Glenville State College and downtown.




Rt 33/119 entering Glenville.





Downtown Glenville. Nice, quiet college town.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:12 AM   #234
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I was just joking around. I know it will take a while, you all are doing a great job in here finding all the markers, and I'm sure many lurkers are enjoying this thread and all the history too as I am. Is anybody keeping track as to how many and which ones have been found so far? I know it would be a lot of work but it might be nice to get a google maps going for all these markers so that others can string together WV marker rides and also so there is there is a tally of how many have been found so far.

VA could sure use a marker thread there are markers all over the place,but I think we're all caught up with all our tag games and since this doesen't have much of a competative aspect to it... But the riding would be great.

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Old 03-30-2009, 01:05 PM   #235
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I was just joking around. I know it will take a while, you all are doing a great job in here finding all the markers, and I'm sure many lurkers are enjoying this thread and all the history too as I am. Is anybody keeping track as to how many and which ones have been found so far? I know it would be a lot of work but it might be nice to get a google maps going for all these markers so that others can string together WV marker rides and also so there is there is a tally of how many have been found so far.

VA could sure use a marker thread there are markers all over the place,but I think we're all caught up with all our tag games and since this doesen't have much of a competative aspect to it... But the riding would be great.

Marker on!
I knew you were kidding. Thanks for the compliments - all those who have contributed deserve a big "thank you". We sure could use some southern WV help, though.

I don't know if we'll wrap up all 700 this year or not. I have about 20 more ready to post as soon as I can find time to do a little research on each one and upload photos to my storage. I'm not on any timeline, just looking forward to a summer of exploring parts of WV I've missed up 'til now. First, I need to get a new rear tire - mine is just about smooth.

If you go back to the first post, there is a link I try to update every few weeks that shows county by county what markers have been "tagged". I worked on it this weekend for an hour or so, and hope to have the list updated soon.

Break's over - back to work.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:55 PM   #236
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Oh cool I see the list of tagged markers now on the first page. You should add it to your sig line. This list is great. You can really see the counties that are still wide open and could use some help.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:00 PM   #237
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Updated list of "Tagged" Markers

OK, I finally finished updating the list of "tagged" markers. It is current up to 29 March 2009 - Post #233. I will add a link below, but you can also find it back on Post #1.

Thanks again, everyone!!

Click here to see updated list of "tagged" markers. (There are 3 pages, with links to each by county names).
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:01 AM   #238
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It's nice to see some pics from Wheeling. I lived there for 3 years, before moiving back to VA. Pics of the Ale House bring back some memories. I also spent many hours at TJ's which was right down the hill from where I lived. This thread is a great way to got out and explore your state. Good job. Hopefully we can start something like this in Va.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:48 AM   #239
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re wheeling

there are a few more on fish creek i am going to hit. it is crappy i cant find ANY historical info on my markers besides what has been passed down, so i cant say for sure if its accurate :(

is MISSING missing as in not found yet or Missing as in someone wanted to scrap it for$ 5??

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Old 03-31-2009, 05:24 PM   #240
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Site of First Gilmer Court - Gilmer Co

For a history of Gilmer County :

http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Gilmer/gilhistory.html





Hisotrical Marker located on Rt 5 about 9 miles west of Glenville.





View westbound on Rt 5. Nice ride through this area.
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