Is it real? Is it fake? Who knows, but it's definitely a legend!
Washington and the Cherry Tree
Well, I thought it was Lincoln and the "cherry tree" but it was really Washington. Here is the story "the tale claims that as a young child, Washington chopped down his father's cherry tree. His angry father confronted the young Washington, who proclaimed "I cannot tell a lie" and admitted to the transgression, thus illuminating his honesty."
As a kid, I always enjoyed hearing stories about that cunning trickster, Br'er Rabbit.
One thing I love about WV, is that it is full of folklore! You might know the name John Henry from some old blues songs. He was a WV steel driver who supposedly beat a steam powered drill in a hammering competition and then subsequently died from exhaustion. This statue was erected in Talcott, WV in his memory.