Over the past couple of days Kendall and I have drastically changed the format of the site. We have split each of the pages into smaller sections to become their own pages, and put each of these under their own menu headers. I’m pretty happy with how it looks now.
I also worked on finding a reason why counties who had voted for Virginia’s secession from the Union would become part of West Virginia. The justification based on Senator Carlile’s testimony – that they were part of Appalachia and therefore had a vested interest in separating from Virginia – seems to vindicate the argument we have been making all along. The separation between the Appalachian region and the rest of the state caused long-term, irreconcilable differences between its population and the rest of Virginia.
I also added some more images and am still working on photoshopping the header.