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“I went to West Virginia to work in de coal mines. I made eight dollars and one penny er day er drivin’ er mule in dem mines. Later on, I made ten er twelve dollars er day loading coal."

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China. Long before it was considered fashionable or politically safe to do so, Buck challenged the American public on topics such as racism, sex discrimination and the plight of the thousands of babies born to Asian women left behind and unwanted wherever American soldiers were based in Asia. During her life Buck combined the multiple careers of wife, mother, author, editor and political activist

Bed and Bizarre: Weird and wonderful hotel experiences from around the world

A woof over your head: When two chainsaw artists in Idaho, U.S.A, decided to create a roadside attraction to entice visitors to their studio, this was the result - Sweet Willy, the Beagle B.

These 9 Ice Cream Places In West Virginia Are Perfect For The Summer

3. Be sure to try the raspberry chocolate chip ice cream at Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream, conveniently located in downtown Charleston, W.Va.

Giant baby and his tractors along I -10 in Goodyear, Arizona (about 20 miles west of Phoenix) - photo by rayman, via Waymarking; This is made from a photo, blown up and put on boards. There used to also be a more normal sized man and woman, as well. ...Apparently it was removed in 2012...

12 Coolest Roadside Statues

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox guard the entrance to a roadside attraction known as the Trees of Mystery, near Klamath, California.