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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 01:09 PM

6. I would guess it has more to do with things like trade routes

West Virginia is mountainous, it's not on a direct route between major manufacturing centers, it's not easy to farm, it has no large cities, and it was never well served by canals, or railroads, or highways. Coal is about the only thing it has going for it.

There are basic geographical reasons why certain areas are wealthy while others are poor -- and West Virginia got the short end of the stick. There may be things that could be done about that in the future, but right now there's no basis for prosperity.

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