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Stories and Tips Philippi

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Taken by Surprise in Philippi

Written by Idler on 15 Jul, 2003

I’d been driving through the West Virginian countryside for hours, my intended destination being Philippi, a city known for three things: Civil War history, medical firsts, and its lovingly restored 285-foot covered bridge. After I rounded a final curve heading into Philippi, the…Read More


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Curiosities and Covered Bridges

Written by Idler on 15 Jul, 2003

While the majority of West Virginia roads are scenic, some of the most inviting are in and near Barbour County. After rambling through the area for several days, I devised a driving tour featuring some of the loveliest roads and most interesting sights in…Read More


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Country Roads: An Appreciation

Written by Idler on 15 Jul, 2003

I often say that that I don’t like to drive, but that’s not really true. I dislike traffic. I’m bored by freeways. And I absolutely hate being rushed or pressured by tailgaters and aggressive drivers. But actually, given a near-empty country road and no worries…Read More


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Death and the Maidens: The Philippi Mummies

Written by Idler on 15 Jul, 2003

"If she was buried in the earth, reasoned Miss Beswick, her death might prove to be only an illusion, a dreamless sleep . . . . She left, therefore, a large sum of money to Dr. Charles White . . . on the condition…Read More


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