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Photo by Frank P. Herrera

Bernie Coffindaffer (Jan. 27, 1925-Oct. 8, 1993) was born in Craigsville and is known for placing clusters of three crosses, 20 feet tall with two blue and the center cross yellow, along highways in West Virginia and much of the southeast in the 1980s and 1990s. At their peak, almost 1,900 of the cross clusters were found in West Virginia, other states, and abroad.

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.