Shipping from the State of Minnesota to West Virginia
Minnesota, was unified as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858. Nicknamed as the Land of 10,000 Lakes or the North Star State, it is located most northerly of the 48 conterminous U.S. states. Minnesota has its boundary with the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario to the north, the Lake Superior and Wisconsin to the east, Iowa to the south and South Dakota and North Dakota to the west. Minnesota is the abode of the Mall of America, which contains over 400 stores and gathers nearly 40 million people a year. Minnesota’s standard of living index is among the highest in the country, and it is also among the best-educated and wealthiest in the nation.
The state is a section of the U.S. region dubbed as the Upper Midwest and part of North America’s Great Lakes Region. With a large area covering approximately 2.25% of the United States, Minnesota is the 12th-largest state. In addition, there is the largest concentration of transportation, business, industry, education, and government are also here.
The state capital is St. Paul. L’Étoile du Nord (“Star of the North”)- has been adopted as the state motto.
Shipping to the State of Minnesota 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.