Knights And Ladies' Names To Be Preserved In State Archives

February 18, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - The Knights and Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe Society now have their names preserved electronically in history. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has collaborated with West Virginia Archives and History to develop an online database listing more than 15,000 Golden Horseshoe recipients.  

All recipients are encouraged to visit the site to assure their name is listed. The database can be found at  

West Virginia Archives and History’s primary mission is to serve as a resource of our state’s rich history. The Archives website,, is the most comprehensive online resource for West Virginia Studies and features online quizzes, images, exhibits and databases. Students preparing for the Golden Horseshoe test are can to visit the site for additional study materials.  

Students who are inducted in to the prestigious society receive what some call one of the most treasured pieces of memorabilia of their school days, the Golden Horseshoe pin. These pins are awarded to eighth grade students who achieve the highest scores on the Golden Horseshoe test in their county.  

Realizing that some recipients have lost their pins over the years, the WVDE can help replace them. Anyone who has lost his/her pin can click here to download a form that can be sent in to order a replacement pin.  

For more information about the Golden Horseshoe test, contact Sharon Flack, Social Studies Coordinator, at (304) 558-7805.  


Golden Horseshoe Website

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