This blog draws its name from the statue that stands at the south steps of the state Capitol. Inspired by the poem of Vachel Lindsay, it honors the 16th president for his role in West Virginia's statehood. Photo courtesy of Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.
I cover the Statehouse for The Associated Press. This is a personal blog. It's not AP-endorsed or otherwise part of the world's oldest and largest news gathering organization.
Any views expressed here are neither mine nor that of AP.
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