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Appalachian Studies, The Birthplace of Rivers, & A Look Back at Moore's General Store in Hillsboro

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Nearly 800 people were on Marshall’s campus this weekend for the Appalachian Studies Conference to discuss scholarship and research on our region. In the wake of January's chemical spill into Elk River, a movement gains momentum to get a portion of the state designated as "The Birthplace of Rivers", and thus, a national monument. Our friends at Traveling 219 visit Moore's General Store in Hillsboro to take a look at the role of these nearly forgotten spots that became a hub not only for retail but also for community.

A native of Washington, West Virginia, Dave Mistich joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in October of 2012, as the Charleston Reporter. After bouncing around a variety of newsroom roles at WVPB, he now focuses on state-level politics and government, as well as breaking news. Dave plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds. He can be reached via email at dmistich@wvpublic.org and you can follow him on Twitter @davemistich.