On This Day
in West Virginia History...


On January 23, 1903, the West Virginia Legislature adopted a joint resolution declaring the rhododendron, also known as the big laurel, to be the state flower.

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A State Flower
Choice of a State Flower
Vote of the Schools of West Virginia, by Counties, for a State Flower
Joint Resolution Adopting the Rhododendron as the Official State Flower
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On This Day in West Virginia History: January

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