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Where is Fairmont, West Virginia?
Fairmont - A Fair Mountain
     South of Morgantown, the town of Fairmont is Marion County's seat. Originally called Middletown because of its location between Morgantown and Clarksburg, it was renamed in 1843 for the "fair mountain" where the settlement was established. The coming of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the 1850s made it a center of commerce, and coal clinched its boomtown character. In 1865, one of West Virginia's first teacher training schools was established here; it grew into Fairmont State College, which maintains a red-roofed one-room school museum to mark its heritage.

Fairmont is home to the Pepperoni Roll, the first celebration of Father's Day and Johnny Johnson, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" to name a few.

Those alone make the trip to Marion County worth taking. While in Fairmont, take a drive down Mary Lou Retton Drive, named after the gold-medal Olympic gymnast who was born and raised in the north-central city.

Visit MainStreet Fairmont or The City of Fairmont web sites
for more Fairmont information.
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Fairmont is also known for Yann's Hot Dogs.
Here's a Hot Dog Sauce Recipe that comes close.

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