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West Virginia Marble Festival Held in Cairo

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The town of Cairo celebrated its roots on Saturday with the West Virginia Marble Festival.

Visitors from West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and beyond gathered at the town's community building to sell and look at marbles.

Organizer Dean Six said that the town was built around marbles.

"Historically home to two factories that produced for several decades, millions of marbles. A town this small. It's a big part of the story of Cairo as well as this part of West Virginia. Clarksburg to Parkersburg, this is the capital of the known marble universe," Six said. 

Tens of thousands of marbles were on display. Some of the marbles were as old as the late 1800s.  But Six said some of the marbles were made the day before.

Six said marbles ranged in price from 10 cents a marble up to $400 a marble.  

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