July 16, 2014


Myself taken by my friend Aileen in my front yard. Morgantown, WV 2014.

Myself taken by my friend Aileen in my front yard. Morgantown, WV 2014.

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July 14, 2014


For my last post, a nod to where I come from and where I am. Richwood Avenue in Morgantown, WV. I’d like to thank you all for following along this weekend as we went from North to South, and back again. It was a pleasure showing you my home, family, and what drives my work. I hope you’ll follow my personal Instagram and my work online to see where I go next!

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For my last post, a nod to where I come from and where I am. Richwood Avenue in Morgantown, WV. I’d like to thank you all for following along this weekend as we went from North to South, and back again. It was a pleasure showing you my home, family, and what drives my work. I hope you’ll follow my personal Instagram and my work online to see where I go next!

Instagram: @nicpersinger
Website: nicpersinger.com
Tumblr: nicpersinger.tumblr.com

#lookingatappalachia #westvirginia #wv #morgantown #monongalia #monongaliacounty #Richwoodave

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Another reminder of home, outhouses hidden behind the Forks of Cheat Baptist Church. 

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Another reminder of home, outhouses hidden behind the Forks of Cheat Baptist Church.

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Even as far north as Morgantown, you are reminded that you’re still in Appalachia. 

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Even as far north as Morgantown, you are reminded that you’re still in Appalachia.

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Trailers line Stewartstown Road in Morgantown, WV. 

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Trailers line Stewartstown Road in Morgantown, WV.

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A 1966 F-Series sits in the parking lot of what is one of the busiest shopping centers and areas of town. Unlike Richwood, Morgantown is on the up and up. Owing in large part to the presence of the University, and its close proximity to Pittsburgh, the economy here is very stable and the town has only been getting bigger and busier. 

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A 1966 F-Series sits in the parking lot of what is one of the busiest shopping centers and areas of town. Unlike Richwood, Morgantown is on the up and up. Owing in large part to the presence of the University, and its close proximity to Pittsburgh, the economy here is very stable and the town has only been getting bigger and busier.

Instagram: @nicpersinger

#lookingatappalachia #westvirginia #wv #morgantown #monongalia #monongaliacounty #suncrest

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Lily and I take a walk down this alley every day. It always reminds me of the alleys scattered across Richwood from childhood. Morgantown is by no means the biggest city I’ve lived in, but it’s still nice to have a place like this to escape to. Our neighborhood is one of the oldest in town and this alley is lined with trees, flowers, and houses from every decade. With WVU and student housing taking up lots of Morgantown, it’s nice to be reminded it was once a small town like a Richwood. 

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Lily and I take a walk down this alley every day. It always reminds me of the alleys scattered across Richwood from childhood. Morgantown is by no means the biggest city I’ve lived in, but it’s still nice to have a place like this to escape to. Our neighborhood is one of the oldest in town and this alley is lined with trees, flowers, and houses from every decade. With WVU and student housing taking up lots of Morgantown, it’s nice to be reminded it was once a small town like a Richwood.

Instagram: @nicpersinger

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July 13, 2014


Country roads and winding highways take me back to Morgantown, WV. Leaving home is always bittersweet, but I’m never gone for too long. Tomorrow we will explore Monongalia County, where I now reside, in Northern WV as a close to my dispatch for Looking At Appalachia. 

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Country roads and winding highways take me back to Morgantown, WV. Leaving home is always bittersweet, but I’m never gone for too long. Tomorrow we will explore Monongalia County, where I now reside, in Northern WV as a close to my dispatch for Looking At Appalachia.

Instagram: @nicpersinger

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Few things beat sitting at the only stoplight in Richwood, WV and taking a moment to breathe the fresh Appalachian air. 

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Few things beat sitting at the only stoplight in Richwood, WV and taking a moment to breathe the fresh Appalachian air.

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The Cherry River Navy, organized in 1937, is headquartered in landlocked Richwood. The CRN was founded to bring attention to one issue, tongue-in-cheek logic apparently was that a road should be built between Richwood, WV and Marlinton, WV since the Cherry River itself was unnavigable. The Navy was a success and the road was finished in 1945. In the Cherry River Navy, all members are admirals. The membership list has included presidents, governors, senators, astronauts, and local businessmen. Among past and present members are Jennings Randolph, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Hubert Humphrey, Robert Byrd, Arch Moore, Jim Comstock, Jay Rockefeller, Jon McBride, and Babe Ruth. I proudly sport a CRN front license plate on my car which is always a conversation piece everywhere I go. 

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The Cherry River Navy, organized in 1937, is headquartered in landlocked Richwood. The CRN was founded to bring attention to one issue, tongue-in-cheek logic apparently was that a road should be built between Richwood, WV and Marlinton, WV since the Cherry River itself was unnavigable. The Navy was a success and the road was finished in 1945. In the Cherry River Navy, all members are admirals. The membership list has included presidents, governors, senators, astronauts, and local businessmen. Among past and present members are Jennings Randolph, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Hubert Humphrey, Robert Byrd, Arch Moore, Jim Comstock, Jay Rockefeller, Jon McBride, and Babe Ruth. I proudly sport a CRN front license plate on my car which is always a conversation piece everywhere I go.

Instagram: @nicpersinger

#lookingatappalachia #westvirginia #wv #richwood #nicholascounty #mainstreet #cherryrivernavy #crn

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