Portal:West Virginia/Did you know/3
- ... that Alaska Territorial Governor Walter Eli Clark (pictured) was interested in rose cultivation and was President of the American Rose Society?
- ... that Clayton, West Virginia, was named after a balloonist from Cincinnati who landed in the community after a record-setting 300-mile (480 km) flight in 1835?
- ... that upon reading Marshall S. Cornwell's poem "Success," American writer and poet James Whitcomb Riley wrote Cornwell "your gift seems genuine and far above that indicated in verse"?
- ... that historian Philip D. Curtin challenged widely-used estimates that 20 million African slaves had crossed the Atlantic, estimating that 9.5 million had arrived in the Americas through 1870?
- ... that Baseball Hall of Fame member Mel Ott was struck out in his first at-bat of his Major League Baseball career by pitcher Wayland Dean?