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  • Mary MacDuff

    on 12/27/2013 Via Google++
    If you decide to take a road trip to Helvetia, West Virginia, by all means stop by "The Hutte" and have a wonderful dinner prepared by some local cooks. You never know who you may end up seated next to by the the wood burning stoves in the old house or what musicians may join you or you can bring your own music and singing!  Eleanor Mailoux was the owner of The Hutte Restaurant and The Bee Keeper Inn in Helvetia. She was a teacher in Randolph County Schools and taught in the Helvetia area. Eleanor also served in the American Red Cross in Europe and the Pacific toward the end of World War II. She was a strong supporter of Swiss heritage including folk music, dance and history. A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of dining there while Eleanor was still alive. She didn't stay in her rocking chair long and was soon up and dancing with the rest of the patrons. My understanding is that she was still chopping wood for the stoves prior to her death in 2011. She was 93 years old. What a strong, spirited woman!

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  • Mike Keller

    on 07/08/2013 Via Google++
    Photographer Walter Aegerter (July 8, 1894-May 28, 1965) was born in Helvetia, Randolph County. Walter made his living as a farmer but took up amateur photography as a young man, learning the trade from his father. By the 1890s, the Aegerters were turning out dozens of photographs of local families and the community, using the contemporary glass dry-plate technology. At his death, Aegerter left a large collection of hundreds of images documenting life in this small, Swiss German settlement between the years 1890 and 1930. The glass plate negatives survive to this day, and many photographs are housed at the West Virginia State Archives in Charleston and the West Virginia and Regional History Collection at West Virginia University.

    e-WV | Walter Aegerter
  • on 01/04/2010 Via Youtube
    Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia

    Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia by David H. Sutton explores the unique founding and development of a community ...

  • on 05/03/2008 Via Youtube
    Ford Explorer on the side at Swiss, WV

    My Ford Explorer on Cracker at Swiss, WV. The truck slide over on the driver's side. Then winches back over and out.

  • Source: KCUR 89.3 FM on 02/17/2015

    Swiss Village + West Virginia + Mardi Gras Feast = Fasnacht
    On Saturday evening, I found myself in a white-out blizzard, driving up steep and curvy West Virginia back roads. Normally, I would have admitted defeat and turned back. But I kept going, propelled up the mountain by thoughts of the unique Mardi Gras foods ...

  • on 14/03/2009 Via Youtube
    Mountaineer Off Road in Swiss, West Virginia July 4, 2008 vid 2

    Mountaineer Off Road held their annual July 4th bash in Swiss and Fayetteville, WV and we were lucky enough to make it. Fireworks, pig roast, and great off ...

  • Terri Weeks

    on 02/28/2013 Via Google++
    Way out in the middle of nowhere in West Virginia, you just might think you've arrived in Switzerland.  Make sure you bring a map and an empty stomach.  You won't want to miss the restaurant there.

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  • Source: Hampshire Review on 07/29/2015

    Senior Corner
    Monday, Aug. 3 — Swiss steak/rice, peas and carrots ... provided through federal funds by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging. Diabetic supplies are also available at the administration office, Route ...

  • Source: GPB Media on 02/17/2015

    Swiss Village + West Virginia + Mardi Gras Feast = Fasnacht
    Helvetia, population 59, is an incongruous place an Alpine village nestled in the isolated wilderness of West Virginia. It was settled in 1869 by Swiss craftsmen drawn by the large tracts of cheap land, beautiful mountains and plentiful forests of game.

  • Source: thegazette.com on 07/19/2015

    Travel: West Virginia's New River Gorge offers adventures in the heart of the Appalachians
    Designed by Swiss mountain guides, the elevated obstacle course features ... The event attracts 80,000 people and is West Virginia’s largest one-day festival. This year, Bridge Day is Oct. 17. Adventures on the Gorge (855-379-8738 ...

  • Source: 8 ABC kait8.com on 07/20/2015

    Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis
    The Swiss native missed handing over the trophy in New Zealand ... business and entertainment U.S. and West Virginia flags at all state-owned locations are being lowered in honor of the victims of the Chattanooga shootings. Stealthy jet ensures other ...

  • Mike Keller

    on 07/08/2014 Via Google++
    At his death, Walter Aegerter left a large collection of hundreds of images documenting life in this small, German Swiss settlement between the years 1890 and 1930. The glass plate negatives survive to this day, and many photographs are housed at the West Virginia State Archives in Charleston and the West Virginia and Regional History Collection at West Virginia University.

    e-WV | Walter Aegerter
  • Holiday Area

    on 11/20/2014 Via Google++
    What Attractions Are There to See in West Virginia Near the Interstate?
    West Virginia’s attractions make the most of this state’s natural beauty and its history, intertwined with the Civil War, the railroad, coal mining industry and the cultural heritage of German and Swiss settlers. Five Interstates offer the most direct route...

    What Attractions Are There to See in West Virginia Near the Interstate?
  • on 10/05/2009 Via Youtube
    Cherokee in Swiss WV

    The offroadohio crew goes to Swiss WV. After a night of down pours the stream was way up. A hidden rock cuase bindage and took out an axle.

  • on 23/07/2008 Via Youtube
    Mountaineer Off Road at Swiss, WV & Fox Run Mud Bog in Ohio

    Celebrating our countries birthday can be so much fun. We started the weekend off roading through the mountains of Swiss, West Virginia with Mountaineer Off ...

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    Swiss Diamond® - Find a Local Retailer
  • on 07/07/2008 Via Youtube
    Big Ford on Jeep Trail Swiss WV

    Big Ford on Jeep Trail Swiss WV.

  • Ole Olson

    on 11/15/2012 Via Google++
    I wasn't going to post this, but since all this #Secession nonsense refuses to die, here it goes. Note that this is satire...

    There has been a lot of secession talk by conservatives in a few regions of the country since the landslide reelection of President Barack Obama. While the historical parallels between this and the conservative backlash against the election of Abraham Lincoln are pretty obvious, this time we, the citizens of the United States of America say "go for it." This time, nobody's going to stop you.

    That being said, there are a few points that need to be addressed before secession occurs. First and foremost, the new boundaries. You cannot have the entirety of the old slave states. Period. You can have the counties that voted overwhelmingly Republican in the last election. See the attached map, and note that unless you want a "swiss-cheese" country, there is a certain amount of border flex that must exist. Note that your new country can have territorial integrity and a port to the sea (near the Louisiana/Texas border) if you play nice. There will be a zone with shared control along the Mississippi River (belonging to both countries). Also, the United States of America will have a guaranteed corridor across the southern port zone.

    I suggest naming this new country the Confederated States of Talibanistan, considering the similarities in attitudes concerning women, LGBT folks, minorities, education, and science. Other suggestions might include the Democratic People's Republic of the South, the Christianist Theocracy of America, the United States of Corporate America, or WhiteWingNutJobville.

    The Confederated States of Talibanistan can contain parts of 26 states:
    Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, ...(Continuar Lendo)


  • Mike Keller

    on 05/28/2013 Via Google++
    Photographer Walter Aegerter (July 8, 1894-May 28, 1965) was born in Helvetia, Randolph County. He was the youngest son of Gottfried and Marianna Dubach Aegerter, who immigrated from Switzerland to Helvetia, in 1885. Walter made his living as a farmer but took up amateur photography as a young man, learning the trade from his father. By the 1890s, the Aegerters were turning out dozens of photographs of local families and the community, using the contemporary glass dry-plate technology. At his death, Aegerter left a large collection of hundreds of images documenting life in this small, Swiss German settlement between the years 1890 and 1930. The glass plate negatives survive to this day, and many photographs are housed at the West Virginia State Archives in Charleston and the West Virginia and Regional History Collection at West Virginia University. Aegerter died in Upshur County.

    e-WV | Walter Aegerter
  • Source: The News & Advance on 07/19/2015

    US, Cuba set to reboot relations over 5 decades after split
    On one recent day it uploaded an image of the Swiss flag with the word "Gracias ... (AP) -- Some students in West Virginia will have the option of attending schools in Tazewell County this fall.... WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United ...

  • on 10/07/2013 Via Youtube
    Swiss and Ivy, WV June 2013 Part 3

    Swiss and Ivy, WV jeep trip.

  • Source: NPR News on 02/17/2015

    Swiss Village + West Virginia + Mardi Gras Feast = Fasnacht
    On Saturday evening, I found myself in a white-out blizzard, driving up steep and curvy West Virginia back roads. Normally, I would have admitted defeat and turned back. But I kept going, propelled up the mountain by thoughts of the unique Mardi Gras foods ...

  • on 14/03/2009 Via Youtube
    Mountaineer Off Road in Swiss, West Virginia July 4, 2008 vid 1

    Mountaineer Off Road held their annual July 4th bash in Swiss and Fayetteville, WV and we were lucky enough to make it. Fireworks, pig roast, and great off ...

  • on 08/10/2014 Via Youtube
    Waterfall, Swiss WV

  • on 24/07/2014 Via Youtube
    How to Say or Pronounce USA Cities — Swiss, West Virginia

    This video shows you how to say or pronounce Swiss, West Virginia. A computer said Swiss, West Virginia. How would you say Swiss, West Virginia?

  • Source: Reuters on 07/28/2015

    UPDATE 1-Century Aluminum to shut down Ravenswood smelter immediately
    July 29 (Reuters) - Century Aluminum said it will shut its Ravenswood smelter in West Virginia immediately as it had failed ... Century is controlled by Swiss commodities trade house Glencore. The combined impact of stronger output and a sharper-than ...

  • "Isolated in the West Virginia wilderness, the tiny town of Helvetia clings to its distinctly Swiss character and foodways. It all culminates with a pre-Lenten festival where food takes center stage."

    Swiss Village + West Virginia + Mardi Gras Feast = Fasnacht

Swiss: Images of the city and region

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