West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state in the Union on June 20, 1863
"Mountaineers Are Always Free" is the state motto of West Virginia. The Latin motto ("Montani Semper Liberi") is featured on West Virginia's arms, which appear on the state seal and state flag.
West Virginia's state nickname is "The Mountain State." The land that formed West Virginia used to be part of Virginia, but the two areas differed in both surroundings and people. Pioneering individuals, mountaineers, settled in the western portion, while a slave-holding aristocratic society developed in the eastern portion. Westerners wanted to separate from Virginia, and first tried to in 1769, but were unsuccessful.
Enrich your wardrobe with our 1863 - Mountaineers Are Always Free hoodie. It's soft, smooth, stylish, and the perfect choice for cooler mountain evenings!
On left sleeve writes: Mountaineers are Always Free.
• 50% cotton, 50% polyester
• Double-lined hood
• Double-needle stitching throughout
• Air-jet spun yarn with a soft feel and reduced pilling
• 1x1 athletic rib knit cuffs and waistband with spandex
• Front pouch pocket