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West Virginia was a part of the state of Virginia. However, it was geographically separated by mountains. In 1861 and 1862, during the Wheeling Conventions, the people of present-day West Virginia voted to seceed from Virginia once it had seceeded from the Union and President Abraham Lincoln recognized the 35th state which was formally formed on 20 Jun 1863. West Virginia was one of two states formed during the Civil War and was the only "state" to seceed from another Confederate State.
State Motto: Montani semper liberi (Latin, "Mountaineers are Always Free")
State Slogan: Wild and Wonderful
State Bird: Northern Cardinal
State Animal: Black Bear
State Fish: Brook Trout
State Insect: European Honey Bee
State Flower: Rhododendron
State Tree: Sugar Maple
State Butterfly: Monarch Butterfly
State Reptile: Timber Rattler
State Wildflower: Fringed Gentian
State Colors: Old Gold and Blue
State Gemstone: Silicified Mississippian Fossil Coral
State Rock: Coal
State Soil: Monongahela Silt Loam
State Fruit: Golden Delicious Apple
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