Shipping from the State of Florida to West Virginia
Florida, which connected the combination as the 27th state in 1845, is nicknamed the Sunshine State and recognized for its balmy climate and natural loveliness. Spanish surveyor Juan Ponce de Leon, who led the first European expedition to Florida in 1513, named the state in complement to Spain’s Easter festivity known as “Pascua Florida,” or Feast of Flowers.
In the first half of the 1800s, the U.S. crowd waged warfare with the region’s Native American residents. During the national War, Florida was the third state to secede from the Union. Starting in the late 19th century, residents of Northern states flocked to Florida to escape harsh winters. In the 20th century, visiting the attractions became Florida’s leading industry and remains so today, catching the attention of millions of visitors yearly. Florida is also famous for its oranges and grapefruit, and some 80 percent of America’s citrus is grown-up there.
Shipping to the State of Florida to West Virginia
When the state of Virginia voted to secede from the United States during the Civil War (1861-65), the people of the rugged and mountainous western region of the state opposed the decision and organized to form their own state, West Virginia, in support of the Union. Congress granted statehood to West Virginia on June 20, 1863. The West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry was the site of John Brown’s ill-fated 1859 raid on the federal armory there. AlthoughBrown’s plan to arm a large scale slave revolt with weapons from the armory ultimately failed and Brown was hanged, the raid did succeed in inflaming white Southern fears of slave rebellions and increased the mounting tension between North and South prior to the Civil War. Today, West Virginia is a major coal-producing state, supplying 15 percent of the nation’s coal. The New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville is the longest steel arch bridge in the world. Every October, the town hosts a Bridge Day celebration when the road is closed to traffic and individuals are allowed to parachute and bungee jump off the bridge; the event attracts close to 100,000 participants and spectators each year. Famous West Virginia natives include actor Don Knotts, gymnast Mary Lou Retton, and test pilot Chuck Yeager.