Morgantown, West Virginia

What is Morgantown, West Virginia known for?


experimental personal

Home. Personal Rapid Transit System During the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Transportation built an experimental personal rapid transit system in the city, citing the area's variable seasonal climates and geographic elevations as factors in testing the technology's


series images

), ''One-Room Schoolhouses'', 1 min. home movie of one-room Barbour County schoolhouses; West Virginia State Archives (Available on DVD set ''Treasures from American Film Archives: 50 Preserved Films'', 2000). *Shaffer, John W. (2003), ''Clash of Loyalties: A Border County in the Civil War'', Morgantown, West Virginia: West Virginia University Press. *Smith, Barbara and Carl Briggs (2000), ''Barbour County'' (Series: Images of America), Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, South


quot game

Virginia out of the BCS National Championship Game (2008 BCS National Championship Game). The game was one of the most important Backyard Brawls, one of the biggest upsets for the Pittsburgh Panthers, and one of the biggest upsets of the season, voted as the "Game of the Year" by ESPNU. 100th Backyard Brawl Voted "Game of the Year" by ESPNU Fans The Mountaineers exacted a measure of revenge when the series returned to Morgantown in 2009, upsetting the #8 Panthers 19–16 on a game-ending field goal. The 2009 Backyard Brawl was the most watched game in the history of ESPN2. History The football series was first played in 1895, and the game has historically been one of the more intense rivalries in the eastern United States. The rivalry between the two schools is due mainly to proximity. WVU's campus in Morgantown, West Virginia is only about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh (via Interstate 79), and the two schools often compete for the same recruits. thumb 300px right The 1908 edition of the Backyard Brawl at Exposition Park (Pittsburgh) Exposition Park (Image:PittWVUatExpoPark1908.jpg) The location of the Backyard Brawl has varied much throughout its history. The very first football game took place in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1895. The next meeting, in 1898, was held in Fairmont (Fairmont, West Virginia), a short distance south of Morgantown (Morgantown, West Virginia). The third and fourth contests were held in Morgantown. The year 1902 marked the first time the game was held in Pittsburgh, at Exposition Park (Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)), the North Shore (North Shore (Pittsburgh)) home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1910 was the first time the Backyard Brawl was held on the Pittsburgh campus, at brand-new Forbes Field. The series was held here for eight of the next nine years, until the opening of Pitt Stadium in 1925 on the opposite end of the University of Pittsburgh campus. Pitt Stadium hosted five consecutive games, until in 1930, the Backyard Brawl found itself at yet another new location, Mountaineer Field (Mountaineer Field (1924)), on the campus of West Virginia University, which had opened in 1924. Another change in location occurred in 1981, when the game was played at a new Mountaineer Field (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium) in Morgantown. In 1998 and 2000, the game was played at Three Rivers Stadium. The most recent change took place in 2002, when the Backyard Brawl was played for the first time at Heinz Field, the new, full-time home of the Panthers, a year after it was opened. Born in Brown, West Virginia, he attended the public schools and graduated from the law department of West Virginia University at Morgantown (Morgantown, West Virginia) in 1914 and was admitted to the bar (bar (law)) the same year. As his health declined, Drowne moved from Marietta to Morgantown, Virginia (Morgantown, West Virginia) (now West Virginia), Union, Pennsylvania and back to Rhode Island in 1801. A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, he attended the United States Naval Academy from 1861 to 1864. During the Civil War years, the Academy was relocated from Annapolis, Maryland to Newport, Rhode Island, due to concerns about secessionist sympathy in Maryland, a border state. In 1881, Lt Commander Chadwick led the investigation into the fog signals at Little Gull Island Light in Long Island Sound after the Galatea ran around in the fog during the evening of May 12, 1881. NY Times, "Don't Believe your Ears", Feb 22, 1891 History of American Steam Navigation, John H. Morrison, W. F. Sametz & CO., New York, 1908, pg 587 birth_date Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


historic national

''', an homage to the historic National Road, which parallels between Keysers Ridge (Keysers Ridge, Maryland) and Hancock (Hancock, Maryland). The freeway mainly spans rural areas, and crosses numerous mountain ridges along its route. A road cut at Sideling Hill exposed geological features of the mountain and has become a tourist attraction. Corridor E In 1965, the Appalachian Development Act was passed, authorizing the establishment of the Appalachian

1965 until the freeway's construction was completed in 1991, it was designated as parallels between Keysers Ridge (Keysers Ridge, Maryland) and Hancock (Hancock, Maryland). The freeway mainly spans rural areas, and crosses numerous mountain ridges along its route. A road cut constructed for it through Sideling Hill


national blue

of Educational Performance Audits' (OEPA) report issued November 2004. In 2004, Suncrest Middle became a National Blue Ribbon School for the No Child Left Behind Act. Other private schools include: Covenant Christian School, Maranatha Christian Academy, Morgantown Christian Academy, Trinity Christian School (Trinity Christian School (Morgantown, WV)), St. Francis Elementary Middle School, and the alternative, non-religious Morgantown Learning Academy. Early schools While informal


people past

River South Branch Potomac River in Hampshire County (Hampshire County, West Virginia) in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ref


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, a two-tier system was created: White children attended a regular term (at the second former Monongalia Academy building, purchased in 1867 from West Virginia Agricultural College, the future West Virginia University), only a short term was provided for African-Americans, who met at St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church, on Beechurst Avenue. Core, pp. 54, 632 Roman Catholic schools Image:St.-Francis-panorama-03.jpg thumb right St. Francis High School


football series

a measure of revenge when the series returned to Morgantown in 2009, upsetting the #8 Panthers 19–16 on a game-ending field goal. The 2009 Backyard Brawl was the most watched game in the history of ESPN2. History The football series was first played in 1895, and the game has historically been one of the more intense rivalries in the eastern United States. The rivalry between the two schools is due mainly to proximity. WVU's campus in Morgantown, West Virginia is only about 70


education starting

the West Virginia University Coliseum was later built. Suncrest students attend three or four schools throughout their K-12 education, starting at Suncrest Primary School or North Elementary School, Suncrest Middle School and Morgantown High School depending on where they live. In 2000, the White House Millennium Council designated Suncrest as a Millennium Community. Sunnyside Sunnyside, located just north of downtown Morgantown, is an older


people representing

NIOSH Divisions, Labs, and Offices NIOSH is a professionally diverse organization with a staff of over 1,400 people representing a wide range of disciplines, including epidemiology, medicine, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, engineering, chemistry, and statistics. The director of NIOSH is John Howard (John Howard (public health administrator)). On May 16, 2006, Hatch was sentenced to 51 months in prison, plus three years

Morgantown, West Virginia

established_title Settled (Municipal corporation) established_date 1772 established_title1 Incorporated (Municipal corporation) established_date1 1838 unit_pref Imperial area_magnitude area_total_sq_mi 10.62 area_footnotes area_total_km2 27.51 area_land_sq_mi 10.17 area_land_km2 26.34 area_water_sq_mi 0.45 area_water_km2 1.17 area_water_percent 4.24 population_as_of 2010 (2010 United States Census) population_est 30666 pop_est_as_of 2013 population_footnotes population_total 29660 population_density_km2 1126.0 population_density_sq_mi 2916.4 population_urban 70,350 (US: 393th (List of United States urban areas)) population_metro 136,133 (US: 294th (List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas)) timezone EST (Eastern Standard Time Zone) utc_offset -5 timezone_DST EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) utc_offset_DST -4 coordinates_display inline,title coordinates_type region:US_type:city latd 39 latm 38 lats 1 latNS N longd 79 longm 57 longs 2 longEW W elevation_m 293 elevation_ft 960 postal_code_type ZIP codes postal_code 26501-26508 area_code 304 (Area code 304), 681 (Area code 681) (effective March, 2009) blank_name FIPS code (Federal Information Processing Standard) blank_info 54-55756 blank1_name GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) feature ID blank1_info 1555161 website www.morgantown.com footnotes

'''Morgantown''' is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County (Monongalia County, West Virginia), West Virginia. Situated along the banks of the Monongahela River, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia, and the base of the Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (Morgantown metropolitan area). It has a permanent population of 29,660 per the 2010 census, with West Virginia University adding several thousand seasonal residents to the city and surrounding area from September through May. Morgantown is best known as the home of West Virginia University and the one-of-a-kind Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system.

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