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Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, 74, the first man to fly the speed of sound, sits in the woods near his Grass Valley, Calif., home Sept. 29, 1997. Flying in the X-1 rocket plane on Oct. 14, 1947, Yeager broke the sound barrier at a speed of over 700 mph.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Gallery: Famous West Virginians

Jun. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.