West Virginia's state seal was created in Doddridge County over 150 years ago by artist and businessman Joseph Diss DeBar.

Debar traveled the region doing sketches, several in what is now Calhoun County.

The seal shows a coal miner and farmer representing industry and agriculture along with a rock that has the date of statehood engraved on it. The seal has become a symbol of our state's rich history.


See EARLY DISS DEBAR SKETCHES SHOW FAMILIAR SCENES - Bear Fork Wilderness Sketched In 1846, Civil War Dan Duskey In Prison

AROUND THE BEND - Magnificent Crucifixion Statue, Faded Santa Clara German-Swiss Community

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