Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 23, 1976 · Page 84
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 84

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 23, 1976
Page 84
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I7V -May 23,1976 Sun4av Outdoor Dramas Among Nation's Best The famous feud and the birth of West Virginia live once more ... on stage at Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview State Park. Two noble and fearless families from the mountains of West Virginia and Kentucky reenact their differences in a two act musical written by Billy Edd Wheeler with music by Ewel Cornell. HttfirUi t .WcCoyi is total theater in nature's air-conditioned mountains of southern West Virginia. Honey in tke Rock, returns to the time of the great Civil War when brother opposed brother and father opposed son. John Morgan and bis family are just one of the thousands torn apart by the war between the states. Each man must make his own decision as to which way bis loyalties will lie. Written by Kermit Hunter with music by Ewel Cornell and Jack Kilpatrick. ffowv in tkr Rock, is filled with conflict, comedy, dance, music and romance for an evening of sparkling entertainment under the stars. A third famous and controversial story is premiering this summer in Harpers Ferry. West Virginia. Produced by Theatre Arts of West Virginia. Billy Ed Wheeler and Ewel Cornell have collaborated again on the writing of M« ftrov*. a story of the man and abolition. Three outstanding examples of outdoor theater in two remarkable amphitheatres.- HctfitUt * .VrCoyi and Honey in ikr Rock at Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview State Park near Beckley, and JWU Brown showing near Harpers Ferry. For Jok* Brvtcn reservations call 725-1776 or 87S-2434. Tour West Virginia and watch history unfold in the summer of 1976. ·Discover Honaker's- YOUR SUBURBAN DEALER WITH BICGER-THAN CITY-SAVINGS WE SELL The Greatest Cars Going Chrysler, Plymouth, Valiant, Duster, Scamp,! Matador, Gremlin, Hornet, Pacer, Dodge Trucks and the exciting , ,, New \\ K ft (L Swimming pool at Pipettem State Park. Photo by Gerald Ratliff. Fly-and Drive Vacations Mountain Travel Treat STOP AND SK... JACK or RICK By Col. Ralph D. Albertaule One of the sleeping giants today in the whole realm of travel investment and particularly in West Virginia is the "fly-in" facility -- the transient accommodation or resort that caters to the people who travel in private aircraft. They offer special convenience and appeal for those who fly their own airplane. Many are surprised to discover that this is no longer a small segment of the travel market. In calendar year 1973, the Federal Aviation Administration estimated the total of active general aviation aircraft at 153,540. Moreover, those traveling in their own airplanes are in a high income bracket, have more leisure time, enjoy greater mobility, and generally are considered among the most/desirable patrons for travel facilities. ' The most recent tally shows that flying for personal reasons, including recreation, is on the upswing and in 1973 private pilots , logged an estimated 21,712 hours as compared to,12,538 in 1963. Aside from private aircraft, commercial flights from major metropolitan · ; areas, two trunk carriers and three local service carriers to nine airports scattered throughout West Virginia provide another source for fly-drive tours of the state. By flying to Charleston, Huntingdon, or Parkersburg and renting a car, one has several choices of area tours. At Charleston, the State Capitol, designed by Cass Gilbert is considered one of the nation's most beautiful. The adjacent Governor's Mansion is open to the . public from 9; 30-11:30 a.m. on Fridays. . Sunrise cultural center is open daily except Mondays and holidays. Leaving Charleston on U.S. 60, the New and Gauley rivers unite to form the Kanawha at Gauley Bridge. From high atop " Gauley Mountain at Hawks Nest State ; Park, the magnificent New River Canyon = unfolds with its turbulent rapids for excit- ', ing wildwater trips. Nearby at Hawks ' Nest Lodge, visitors may ride a tram on · · an exciting trip to the bottom of the gorge. '· Babcock State Park, near Cliff top, has ; fine camping, cabins, fishing, swimming · and hiking. Huntington, West Virginia's largest city, offers Huntington Galleries with permanent and traveling exhibits. Glass tours are available in the area at Viking, Blenko at Milton, and Pilgrim at Ceredo. Also at Milton is a historic covered bridge and Morgan's Museum. An elegant buffet supper plus the live presentation of a Broadway show may be enjoyed at Mountaineer Dinner Theatre at the 1-64 Winfield Exit. A fly-drive tour of the Parkersburg area might be coupled with an overnight at North Bend State Park Lodge. Mountaineer Canoe Livery offers scenic and relaxing trips on the Hughes River from April through October. Currently being devel- oped are historic Blennerhasett Island and Mountwood Park, which will offer additional recreational facilities. Fenton Art Glass at Williamstown is another fine factory offering tours and high quality glassware. Area tours flying into Clarksburg, Fairmont or Morgantown might begin with a tour of West Virginia University's campus (available at The Mountainlair Student Center with advance reservations necessary). Vacationers, fishermen, and naturalists will enjoy Coopers Rock State Forest, and nearby Mont Chateau Lodge. Water sports are available on 14-mile Cheat Lake. Several Morgantown glass companies offer tours and factory outlets: Bailey, Gentile, Seneca, and Walcraft. Appalachian Lake at Bruceton Mills features mini-bike trails, swimming, picnicking, .and fishing. Alpine Lake is a ski resort with a woodland trail. Tygart Lake State Park at Grafton might serve as an overnight stop with visits to the International Mother's Day Shrine, Philippi's famous covered bridge, site of the first land battle of the Civil War; or Fort New Salem, a unique pioneer village at Salem College. No' tour of the Beckley-Bluefield area" would be complete without taking in the outdoor musical dramas, "Hatfields McCoys," and "Honey In The Rock/' which alternate nightly except Monday; and the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Enjoy a stay at multi-million dollar Pipestem Resort which has unlimited recreational facilities, or a secluded cabin at Blueslone State Park. Side trips may be taken to historic Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs, site of the famed The Greenbrier. An overnight stay at one of four fine state parks: Blackwater, Canaan Valley, Cacapon, or Watoga may be enjoyed on a fly-drive tour beginning in Elkins. Day trips might include the primitive beauty of Spruce Knob, highest point in the state; Dolly Sods, Seneca Rocks, Seneca, or Smoke Hole Caverns. Also of interest is a tour of Greenbank National Radio Observatory, Pearl Buck's Hillsboro, and a trip on the pass Scenic Railroad. Although the Wheeling and Martinsburg airports are not serviced-by commercial carriers, the Pittsburgh airport (Wheeling) and Washington-Baltimore airports are within easy driving time of these West Virginia cities. There are many historic attractions in the Martinsburg areajncluding the General Adam Stephen and Washington homes, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park with its ."living history" program; and Berkeley Springs, where George Washington bathed. Thoroughbred racing is of- .fered at Charles Town and Shenandoah Downs. The Wheeling area also offers racing at Wheeling Downs and Waterford Park at Chester. Outstanding recreational facili- ties are available at Oglebay Park, one of the finest municipal parks in the nation; and if you enjoy country and western music, WWVA's Jamboree USA is a must. Moundsville is the site of the Mammoth Mound and Fostoria Glass, while Viking Glass at New Martinsville also offers tours. Fly-drive vacations provide a relaxing way to visit many sections of West Virginia. Detailed circle tours of the state may be obtained by writing: Travel, West Virginia Department of Commerce, State Capitol, Charleston 25305. Your Vacation Starts at HONAKERS GARAGE· Enjov the Calvarvmen Ouortet eoch Saturdov 12 Noon to 12:30 on WKLC-AM M 3001 Soonsored bv Honokers MBMSTIIMMTONOI lUSSELTIIAXTOi Honakers 1$ located V: way between Poca * Eleanor on Route 52 (Formerly Rt. 35) or acroM Winfield Toll Bridqe-Turn Riqht and Drive 3 Miles n American Motors RED HOUSE, W.VA. PMSMSOlir 5*2111 a CHRYSLER You buy a travel trailer or camper to enjoy the carefree life, right? Then keep things carefree with a recreational vehicle loan from Kanawha Valley Bank. VACATION THIS YEAR WITH A NEW CAMPER One carefree item, a low cost loan. So you save some money right off to spend on the open road. We can fit just about any camper or trailer into just about any budget with low monthly payments. Speaking of carefree, life insurance and accident and sickness insurance are available at a small additional cost to cover your loan until age 66. Why all this? Because at Kanawha Valley Bank, we know why people buy campers and trailers. They want a taste of the carefree life. And we want to be sure it's really carefree. So when you decide to sample the carefree life, come talk to the people at Kanawha Valley Bank. Or call 348-7300. We're experts on the carefree life. BUILT TO SUIT YOU ... PRICED TO SUIT YOUR POCKET BOOK! Rtttk iKMd ts stantoi tvjrat - t IP Oci Oot OW* CHAD'S CAMPERS AMU*» L 3433 WtST W ONT AVL itllt (010 K|UTI 60) 925-335 ,NA '367 Where Capitol Crosses Lee Owteston.\Afcst Virginia Z53Z6 Two roads to the carefree life. \bur new recreational vehicle and a loan from KanawhaValley Bank.

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