Welcome to West Virginia’s Forgotten Folklore a blog and podcast seeking to share the wild, wonderful, and weird stories of West Virginia’s past.
We travel all over the state to find remnants of the past, and then we share the stories we discover along the way with you.
“From a thousand channels the past enriches the present; and to appreciate the present and prepare for the future, we must trace back to their sources the streams which come to us from the years gone by.”1898 Hu Maxwell, West Virginia Historian
- Stonewall: West Virginia’s Legendary GeneralThe story of an old family grist mill, a small town along the James River & Kanawha Turnpike, and perhaps the state’s most famous war general.
- Itmann: A Millionaire’s Forgotten LegacyThe story of a famous American capitalist and tycoon, a millionaire coal operator, and a towering company headquarters that still stands today.