Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 26, 1974 · Page 86
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May 26, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 86

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Didn 't Pay Off ROOMS EFF. APIS. Color TV. Air Cond. Heat. Heated Pool. Sun Deck. Golf Privileges. For Brochure Rates, Write JAVA EAST MOTOR INN 1502 N. Ocean Blvd. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. 29577 Phone 803/448-2341 George ft Diane Wyond Owners--Managers From West Virginia. OsCand oc i;\\ mo\T 801 N.Oc-cun Blvd. . . . . . IMion80:t/ll8.1tfl| KOO.MS. KFUC. APTS. I'rivaff Balconies. Color C sibli' TV. F.M Mnsir. Fnllv c:irpccd. Air Cond. A llc-.il. Ori-tm From Pool. lu'ait'd. Walk to Amus. nn'iils and It »s I au ran IN. C«olf l'rivik£«'s al s»-vorjil fioir and Country Clubs. Auraciivc varnlion on CO V\llv A JOE WISE. It was built with hope in Fayette County, Pa., in the late 18th century. But from the beginning, disappointment seems to have been as much a part of its product as the flour it was intended to manufacture. It was a grist mill that represented the builder's hopes for a sound business investment in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In 1774, when the mill was being constructed in an area where it would serve about 70 families, it appeared an excellent investment to the land-oriented George Washington, who had it built. Undoubtedly, he had plans for future speculative ventures in Southwestern Pennsylvania, for he acquired title to other lands in the area. The times proved to be his enemy in that respect. Washington became preoccupied with more critical matters. Matters that would make him eventually the first President of the U.S. Only the stone foundation stands today of what was once described as "the best mill" seen anywhere. The infrequent visitor to the runs of the mill is filled with disappointment at the sad repair into which the edifice has fallen. A similar disappointment must have been Washington's upon returning from the Revolutionary War when he learned that no profits had accrued to his name after almost seven years of what should have been profitable operation. Was it mismanagement by a man named Gilbert Simpson, or outright thievery? No one knows for sure, but Washington attempted to sell the grist mill and surrounding land. Many came to see him, but not to bid on the mill. He could find no buyer for whatever the reason. - Washington finally leased his once promising business enterprise to a man named Col. Israel Shreve and later sold it and the land surrounding it in 1795 to this same Shreve. But Shreve never paid in full for the land; even though he made a tidy profit for himself on resale of the land. In 1799, Washington and Shreve both died without a satisfactory settlement being reached. The relic of Washington's grist mill that still stands in Perryopolis, Pa. has been scheduled for complete restoration. PIRATELAJVI) , ,, Family Campground · I f,WW.S'ifc« Ocvnn Front \ * 3 Miles South, U.S. Hiway 17* MYR1U BEACH. S.C. 7»J77 ' Phone Collect 8lt3/£iS-5t55 * fur Hi'smatinn CAMPGROUND* On the Octan J MYRTLE BEACH, S. C. 29577 * store. Frtsh t'.S. Hiwnvi;. N'urth Phone «03-272-«nj SAND SURF MOTEL 304 N. Ocean Blvd. MmniHCH.S.l. 21577 «mte - T . Phone 803/448-6712 tSo;*^ Room-Elfic.-Cable TV-Air Cond.. iT * Heated Pool ^*±***S^^W*** I OCEAN FRONT "IN THE HEART OF MYRTLE BEACH" Telephone 803-448-8327 . * ROOMS EFFICIENCIES * GOLF SPECIAL "'irate Bo'cories ;n mast units. Refrigerators in most rooms. Coble Color TV. Heater Pool Kiddie Pool. 8 Golt Courses. Phones in most rooms. ^ 5% discount to compact cars. FOR FREE INFORMATION SEND COUPON BELOW 1702 North Ocean Blvd.. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 29577 CG NAMt ............................................................ 51 EFFICIENCIES 41 ROOMS CITY STATE ..................... ZIP .......... BEVERLY For your convenience CK*TRAI.I.V MICA mi Unusually nice. Heated. Pool and Kiddie Pool. Cable TV. i:l AIK CO.MMTUHIKD A H K V n - I M AITS KOOM.S. I A 2 BKDKOOn "We bought it for our trip." Delightful Ocean Fronf /Victor Inn... Cherry Tree Inn · . * » 5400N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 CG - Phone 803-449-3308 ·Play 8 Championship Golf Courses · Tennis ·Ocean Front Heated Pool enclosed for cool days ·Rooms ·Efficiencies ·Suites ·Deep Sea «Surf »Inlet Fishing J.l»t«rii«ii«« w | ·Cable Color TV. Restaurant Lounge Please send me color brochure and rates: Name Address . Gfy. State ....Zip. Motel and off street parking. Across street f roM I.fK ATLANTIC Pork and walk to these: Vs Block South of Povihon and Amusement area. Cafeteria and Bingo. Within 2 Blocks of Downtown Myrtle Beach. 1 Slop Shopping Center, 11 Restaurants. 3 Arcades, 10 Gift Shops, Lounges. Fishing Pier, Laundromat Carpet Golf 3 Theatres. 3 Blocks of Bus Station and 3 Churches. For information write or call: BKVKRI.V io 11:1 703 N. Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 PHONE 803/448-5231 Canadian Storyland We're never too old to enjoy the fantasy of fairy tales. Remember Cinderella and her pumpkin coach, Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs, Little Miss Muffet, and all the other wonderful characters from the land of Make-Believe? Storyland, just eight miles from Renfrew, Ontario, Canada is the home of over 150 see-and- touch storybook characters and legendary figures, such as Hapyxelor, the friendly one-toothed monster of Muskrat Lake. Many are animated and tell their own story in English and French. A trip to Storyland, however, is more than just a visit to the land of Make-Believe. You can also stroll down the winding nature trails that naturalists will find exciting and educational, populated by mink, marten, bear, and with more than 130 Canadian animals and birds displayed in the Storyland Wildlife Museum. And you can walk in the footsteps of Samuel de Champlain on his adventure to Muskrat Lake in 1613; enjoy the magnificent panoramic view from The Lookout, 400 feet above the surrounding countryside; and watch the youngsters' eyes sparkle when they discover Storyland's Astro Space Age Playground. After the activities, you can take a leisure break for rest and meals at one of the numerous shaded picnic areas. Snacks and refreshments can be purchased from the restaurant in the grounds. About 50,000 visitors of all ages thronged Storyland last year. Storyland is open from mid-May to mid-October, seven days a week, from 10 a. m. to dusk. The COMPLETE FAMILY RESORT · Rooms, Apartments, Suites, Penthouses · 6 Pools (2 enclosed for year round) · 3 Tennis Courts, Playground · Restaurant, Recreation Room . · 19 Championship Golf Courses · Supervised Children's Program Bring the Whole Family . . . Just for the Fun of it! r ist I I 1200 South Ocean Boulevard MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA Please send Brochure and Information: Name ; Address City State Zip Call Us TOLL FREE 800-845-0669 VA. 3.1m

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