SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 53
(By Senators Sypolt, Plymale, Williams, Yost, Klempa, Prezioso and Stollings)
Designating March 7, 2012, as “Preston County Day at the Capitol”.
Whereas, Preston County was formed from Monongalia County in 1818, and is named for Virginia Governor James Patton Preston; and
Whereas, Preston County is bordered on the North by the Mason-Dixon Line, made famous as the line between free and slave states before the War Between the States; and
Whereas, Preston County has ten incorporated municipalities: Albright, Brandonville, Bruceton Mills, Kingwood, Masontown, Newburg, Reedsville, Rowlesburg, Terra Alta, Tunnelton; and
Whereas, Preston County eighteen entries on the National Register of Historical Places, Three Wildlife Management areas, part of Coopers Rock State Forest and Monongahela National Forest, and two State Parks: Cathedral State Park and Fairfax Stone State Park; and
Whereas, Located in Preston County, the West Virginia National Guard Camp Dawson chartered in 1909, and has grown to offer training opportunities for many of the various components of Active and Reserve Armed Forces; and
Whereas, Preston County is home to the Buckwheat Festival, a tradition that began in 1938, and continues to this day; and
Whereas, The first of several model planned-communities nationwide, Arthurdale was established in 1933-34 under the Federal Homestead Act as a pet project of Eleanor Roosevelt, to assist the unemployed through self-sufficient farming and handicrafts; and
Whereas, The Senate is proud to celebrate the history and culture of Preston County on this day at the Capitol; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates March 7, 2012, as “Preston County Day at the Capitol”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of Preston County.