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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 20 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20

(By Senators White, Laird and Sypolt)


Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 51-18- 0.90(10685), known as Jumbo Bridge, in Webster County the "Arden Cogar, Sr., Bridge".

Whereas, Webster County's Arden Cogar, Sr., is a home-grown lumberjack, born in 1942, who has set 55 world records over the years in several lumberjacking sports. Many of these records have gone unbroken, specifically times for chopping horizontal 8-inch and 12-inch round yellow poplar, vertical chopping an 8-inch and 10-inch yellow poplar, 10-inch yellow poplar, 10-inch white pine, 10-inch aspen and a 12-inch round red pine. His lumberjacking talents also included felling trees to drive stakes, ax throwing for accuracy and chainsawing; 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 they 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. 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), known as Jumbo Bridge, in Webster County the "Arden Cogar, Sr., Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Arden Cogar, Sr., Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Arden Cogar, Sr.
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