Shipping from the State of Massachusetts to West Virginia
Massachusetts officially referred to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is one of the crowded states in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state capital is Boston. It was accepted statehood on February 6, 1788. English explorer and colonist John Smith named the state for the Massachuset tribe.
The state is also celebrated for sparking the American Industrial Revolution with the growth of textile mills and for its large Irish-American population.
Nicknamed as the Bay City, the state possess the motto- Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (“By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty”).
Shipping to the State of Massachusetts 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.