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Jun 19, 2012 - Thurmond old railroad town

This is our last day in w va, maybe the last of winding and narrow roads for awhile. What a find! this is really an abandoned town, as Amtrak will still pick up passengers, trains still go through, and 7 people still live here but it has lost it's mojo. This was a train station for the mines and was the chief center of the C&O railroad in 1910. Through this town more freight and revenue was produced than Cincinnati and Richmond combined. 75,000 passengers passed through in1910. The demise of the town came with the great depression and the...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Summersville lake

It rained this morning, so we took most of the day off. We did drive to summersville lake - on the northern section we visited the marina and the airport that is pretty basic, no avgas for sale. Then we drove to the dam on the southern part of the lake. Summerville lake is the largest in w Virginia. The army corps of engineers didn't name the lake for the town that was nearest, Gad, because it would have been called Gad Dam. They decided to call it Summersville Lake. We see the lake from our campsite and see along most roads.

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Jun 17, 2012 - Bunker tour and coal mine tour

This was a busy day - as there is a forecast of rain tomorrow. We took a very circuitous route to the greenbrier resort in white sulphur springs. The nuvi put us on a county rd 13 that is single lane and goes around and around. We did see several deer as we weren't on a major road! We had time to check out the Greenbrier, a AAA 5 diamond resort built in 1916 by the C&O railroad. There is a golf course, spa, and casino, 721 rooms. This area has been a destination since 1778 due to the healing properties of the sulfur springs. We weren't...

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Jun 16, 2012 - New river west virginia

What great weather, we have turned off the ac at night, much to the relief of obie and Reggie. Today we drove to Hawks Nest State Park and took the tram from the lodge down to the bank of the New River. Then we took the jet boat tour of the river. We looked up at the bridge that is 876 feet above the river. The bridge has the second longest open steel arch in the world. We saw whitewater rafters and the boat pushed one of them back to their beachhead. A biplane was doing sightseeing aerobatics above us. We were introduced to the smell of...

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