1 The state has one living Medal of Honor recipient in World War II Marine Corps veteran Hershel "Woody" Williams.
2 Only two Nobel laureates were born in the Mountain State. They are Hillsboro native Pearl S. Buck and John Forbes Nash Jr. of Bluefield.
3 There are three state songs.
4 The state's four casinos with racetracks are commonly referred to as "racinos."
5 Beer enthusiasts have five breweries from which to choose, but several more are slated to open within the year.
6 Those West Virginia hills have yielded six ski resorts.
7 There are seven commercial service airports.
8 State native Jon McBride spent eight days in space.
9 Boats can navigate through nine sets of locks and dams in the state.
10 Fairmont native Mary Lou Retton scored a perfect 10 on the vault at the 1984 Olympics. She became the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics and the state's first female gold medalist.
11 The Hatfield-McCoy feud resulted in 11 official deaths.
12 The clinic at the emergency bunker at The Greenbrier resort, which was maintained in secret by the U.S. government for 30 years, included 12 hospital beds.
13 Their numbers have dwindled, but 13 state synagogues remain active.
14 Coalwood native Homer Hickam has published 14 books including "Rocket Boys" and "The Coalwood Way."
15 West Virginians have elected 15 Republicans as governor, versus 20 Democrats.
16 Since the federal government purchased it, 16 people have died while climbing Seneca Rocks.
17 There are 17 remaining covered bridges in the state.
18 The legal voting age is 18, a cause championed by former U.S. Sen. Jennings Randolph, who represented West Virginia in Congress for 40 years.
19 The state motto, "Montani Semper Liberi," has 19 letters.
20 The burgeoning industry of winemaking has expanded over the years to include 20 wineries.
21 John Brown led 21 men on the raid at the Harpers Ferry Arsenal in 1859.
22 Twenty-two species of snake live here, but only two are poisonous.
23 Jennifer Garner, who grew up in Charleston, is listed in the credits of 23 feature-length films. (She has two more currently in production.)
24 The Capitol dome is leafed with 24-karat gold.
25 West Virginia University has had 25 Rhodes scholars.
26 A 26-mile section of Interstate 81 lies in the state.
27 Scientists and explorers have documented 27 petroglyphs (cave paintings) in the state's caverns.
28 The Hatfield-McCoy feud lasted 28 years.
29 The explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine on April 5, 2010, claimed the lives of 29 miners.
30 For 30 years, Larry Groce and company have entertained public radio listeners worldwide on Mountain Stage.
31 Bridge Day has been celebrated at the New River Gorge 31 times since 1980. The event was canceled in 2001 because of 9/11.
32 The state has 32 watersheds, or areas drained by a particular river.
33 West Virginia Music Hall of Fame has inducted 33 acts since its inception in 2007.
34 At the sides of the state's governors have been 34 first ladies.
35 West Virginia was the 35th state to enter the Union.
36 The 36 state parks constitute one of the most highly regarded systems in the country.
37 The New River Gorge Bridge cost $37 million to build and opened to traffic in 1977.
38 West Virginia is the 38th most populous state in the union.
39 Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in Pocahontas County is 39 years old.
40 Believe it or not, the Mystery Hole in Fayette County opened 40 years ago.
41 According to the 2010 census, the median age of a West Virginian is 41.
42 The names of the state's 20th century war dead appear on 42 slabs of polished black granite at the West Virginia Veterans Memorial.
43 There are 43 accredited business schools.
44 Jerry West's number when he played for WVU and the Los Angeles Lakers was 44.
45 Ashford General Hospital employed 45 doctors when the Army hospital occupied The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs in the 1940s.
46 West Virginia has 46 named rivers.
47 Tourists have 47 bed and breakfasts to choose from.
48 The death penalty was abolished in West Virginia in 1965, 48 years ago.
49 There are 49 public health agencies.
50 Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is 50 years old.
51 Chuck Yeager's aircraft once spun out of control and he plunged 51,000 feet in 51 seconds while trying to break a speed record.
52"The West Virginia Hills" became an official state song 52 years ago.
53 The Tray Run Viaduct, the nation's first iron viaduct, opened in 1853 in Preston County. It is featured on the reverse side of the state seal. The replacement Tray Run Viaduct is 58 feet tall.
54 A 54-foot gold chain holds the 2-ton imported Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier 179 feet and 9 inches above the marble floor in the state Capitol Rotunda.
55 The state has 55 counties, and some schoolchildren can sing their names.
56 Baseball was played for 56 years at Watt Powell Park in Kanawha City.
57 Robert C. Byrd served 57 years in the U.S. Congress. Fifty-one of those years were spent in the Senate and six in the House of Representatives. He remains the longest-serving senator in history.
58 The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine has a constant temperature of 58 degrees.
59 African-American leader, educator and orator Booker T. Washington, who was raised in Malden, died at age 59.
60 Those who like Tudor's Biscuit World can choose from 60 state restaurants.
61 Chuck Yeager flew 61 missions in World War II.
62 The Grave Creek Mound, for which Moundsville is named, is 62 feet tall.
63 Earl Lloyd, a West Virginia State College graduate, became the first black NBA player 63 years ago this year. He was also the NBA's second black coach.
64 The WVU Mountaineer mascot's uniform has been worn by 64 men (and women!).
65 Nitro High quarterback J.R. House threw 65 touchdown passes in the 1998 season for the state record.
66 The Grand Ballroom at Seneca Caverns is 66 feet wide.
67 The Silver Bridge collapse killed 46, but 67 people were on the span connecting Point Pleasant and Gallipolis, Ohio, that fateful day in 1967.
68 During the Great Depression, 68 state banks shut down.
69 The New River Gorge Bridge is 69 feet wide with four lanes and a center divider.
70 The 2012 Orange Bowl between WVU and Clemson ended with an all-time bowl record score of 70-33.
71 Huntington native and NBA Hall of Famer Hal Greer led Marshall in 71 games as the university's first black scholarship athlete.
72 The city of Bluefield has been serving free lemonade on days when the mercury hits 90 or more degrees for 72 years.
73 WVU's Personal Rapid Transit system, which opened in 1975, has 73 cars.
74 Cecil Underwood was 74 when he was elected governor for his second term, making him the oldest man to serve as governor. He was also the youngest when he began his first term in 1957 at age 34.
75 The Marshall plane crash on Nov. 14, 1970, killed 75 people.