West Virginia Pavilion

Visitors entered West Virginia's pavilion past an aviary of state birds where they encountered industrial displays and panoramas of the state's scenery. There was a simulated coal mine with slate to walk upon and coal along its walls. Visitors exited at the "tipple" where coal was sorted and graded. Dioramas en route traced the history of mining from the days of donkey carts to modern machines.

A six-minute color movie showed the new $850,000 radio telescope at Geen Bank, West Virginia and described how it probed the secrets of the universe.

A pool of water and forest sounds created a mountain setting for the pavilion's restaurant. It served fried chicken and ham.

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