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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia University

 
 
West Virginia University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 24, 2019
1. West Virginia University Marker
Inscription.  
Through the hospitality of the
Board of Governors, President & Faculty
of the
West Virginia University
irreplaceable books and
herbarium specimens
belonging to
The New York Botanical Garden
were graciously given shelter in
this building during the war years
of 1942, 1943 and 1944.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & MedicineWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 39° 38.029′ N, 79° 57.283′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker can be reached from University Avenue north of Hough Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Purinton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Newton Apple Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Lenna Lowe Yost (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Moore Hall
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(about 400 feet away); Boreman Hall South (about 500 feet away); Martin Hall (about 700 feet away); Bell of the Armored Cruiser U.S.S. West Virginia (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
West Virginia University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 24, 2019
2. West Virginia University Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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