Can You Find the Face in this Photo?
A remnant from one fateful day 100 years ago is preserved in stone.Continue Reading
The following is an excerpt from Jay Young’s Whitewater Rafting on West Virginia’s New & Gauley Rivers: Come on In, the Water’s Weird, published in 2011 by The History Press. The bateau Rose of Nelson was in trouble. Broached as she was against the rocks in the middle of a Class-IV rapid called Dudley’s Dip in […]Continue Reading
History buffs have had ample relics of the coal boom to hunt for in the New River Gorge, but the search has required a fair amount of bushwacking. Those hoping to lay their eyes on coke ovens, old tipples, bridge abutments, building foundations, and old machinery have had to reckon with honeysuckle, wild rose, and […]Continue Reading
On May 23, 2012, a National Geographic Young Explorers–sponsored expedition passed its crux in the New River Gorge. Begun on April 5 of this year, the Marshall Expedition—six young explorers, two with whitewater expertise—retraced a route taken by Supreme Court Justice John Marshall 200 years ago from Richmond, Virginia, to Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. […]Continue Reading