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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 29 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29

(By Delegate Talbott)




Requesting the bridge known as Jumbo Bridge in Webster County, West Virginia, 00.1 mile east of the junction with County Road 12 over the right fork of Holly River, specifically bridge number 51-18-0.90(10685), be named the "Arden Cogar, Sr. Bridge."

Whereas, Webster County's Arden Cogar, Sr., is a home grown lumberjack, born in 1934, who has set fifty-five world records. Many of these records have gone unbroken, specifically times for chopping horizontal eight inch and twelve inch round yellow poplar, vertical chopping an 8-inch and ten inch yellow poplar, ten inch yellow poplar, ten inch white pine and ten inch aspen and a twelve inch round red pine. His lumber jacking talents also included felling trees to drive stakes, ax throwing for accuracy and chain sawing; and
Whereas, Arden Cogar, Sr. and his wife Carol have operated Arden Cogar Logging for years, developing methods to segregate logs into quality units, veneer, mill logs, tie logs, pulp and other varieties, long before the methods were practiced at mill sites; and
Whereas, Arden Cogar, Sr. organized the Webster County Woodchopping Contest, which is one of the largest and most successful competitions in the United States; it has gained international status and has competitors from Canada, England, Spain, New Zealand and Australia; and
Whereas, Arden Cogar, Sr. continues to teach the sport of lumberjacking and while many of his students become state and regional champions, his son Arden, Jr. and nephew Paul, have also become world champions. Arden Cogar, Sr. managed a team in 2000 that performed for the International Olympic Committee hoping to earn the sport Olympic status in 2008. He has earned regional, national and international acclaim in many facets of forestry and brought much honor to West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 51-18-0.90(10685) 00.1 miles east of the junction with County Road 12 over the right fork of Holly River, the "Arden Cogar, Sr. Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected at each entryway of the bridge, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge to be named the "Arden Cogar, Sr. Bridge"; and, be it
Further resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and Arden Cogar, Sr.
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