Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 26
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 26

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 2, 1974
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2C -- J u n e 2. 1971 Sunday Gazette-Mail Charlesfoa ^est Virginia Ohio Valley Tour "Little Ruhr'Circle Heart Upper Ohio T o t h e I n d i a n t h e O h i o meant "river of white caps." To West Virginians this mighty river means a m y r i a d of scenic, historic and industrial attractions. CHESTER is an ideal place to begin, for it is the site of Waterford Park, the only hor- seracing track of one-mile circumference in West Virginia which also has the only turf course in the state. To the south is Tomlinson Run State Park with acres of boating, hiking and swimming. ·WEIRTON is a city which touches three states. Nearby is the restored Peter Tarr iron furnace, the first west of the m o u n t a i n s , w h i c h i s i n marked contrast with the modern mills of this import a n t steel center. Brooke County features Brooke Hills Park now under development. The home of Alexander Campbell, founder of the Disciples of Christ, and Bethany College. West Virginia's oldest college, is located in a scenic section of Brooke County. WHEELING, the former capital of West Virginia, is the scene of the last battle of the Revolution at Fort Henry in 1782. the home of WWVA well- kqown for its country and western jamboree, and the site of the nation's foremost r m i n i c i p a l p a r k . O g l e b a y Park. Oglebay's 1.376 acres offer visitors year-round sports and accommodations. Also of interest in Wheeling is Wallow Glen, a private home built in the first quarter of the 20th century for over $250,000. now open to the public as a museum. Wheeling also features Wheeling Downs, one of West Virginia's four outstanding race track facilities. M O U N D S V I L L E . The 69-foot high Grave Creek Mound at Moundsville. is believed to be the world's largest, and the town is the site of the largest handmade glass factory in the United States. NEW MARTINSVILLE. A feiy miles south of the Mason- Dixon line is New Martinsville, which is well known for its a n n u a l American Power Boat Inboard Regatta, held in September. Handmade glass- making is another intersting attraction in New Martins- CHESTER S^ Tomlinson Run State Park V WHEELING! 121 *k MOUNDSVILLE NEW MARTINSVILLE SISTERSVILLE 4L WILLIAMSTOWN PARKERSBURGO^ RIPLEY PLEASANT North Bend State Park RAVENSWOOD SPENCER 'MILTON HUNTINGTON CHARLESTON V MM Tour Route =±» W Interstate Highway Numbers SO) U.S. Highway Numbers State Highway Numbers O*"O Approximate Mileages ville. Nearby Sistersville, an historic oil boom town, provides an interesting stop. The Wells Inn, with guest rooms and dining, has been restored in the Victorian manner. WILLIAMSTOWN. In Williamstown, 12 miles from Parkersburg, another handmade glass plant welcomes visitors on tours. Tyler and Doddridge counties both claim the dis- t i n c t i o n of h a v i n g the "world's longest creek," Middle Island Creek, a favorite muskellunge fishing spot. PARKERSBURG. The Lit- tle Kanawha joins the Ohio at Parkersburg, site of Blennerhassett Island where Aaron Burr conspired to start an empire in the Southwest. Washington Bottom, opposite the island, derives its name from the General's extensive landholding here. Parkersburg also boasts an interesting art center located in the former Despard home, which dates from the 1870s. An interesting side trip can be taken on U.S. Rt. 50 east to Volcano, a former regional oil capital. Near Cairo. North Bend State Park offers beautiful scenery, hiking, swimming and a modern lodge. RAVENSWOOD. Southward on W. Va. 2 again, the river route skirts pleasant valley farms to Ravenswood. location of one of the world's largest aluminum plants. R I P L E Y , a town long known for its Independence Day celebration, is also the site of the annual Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at nearby Cedar Lakes. The Fair is held annually July 4th weekend and features hundreds of native craftsmen demonstrating and selling their wares. POINT PLEASANT. Continuing, the visitor enters Point Pleasant, where Tii- Endie-Wei Park commemorates 'the first battle of the American Revolution. Excellent duck hunting is also to be found in this area. HUNTINGTON. A rail-river shipping point for millions of tons of bituminous coal, it is site of Marshall University, the state's second largest institution of higher learning. Huntington Galleries features outstanding collections of art and museum pieces. Recreation abounds in the city's 800-acres of parkland. MILTON. In Huntington and at nearby Milton and Ceredo, are three well-known handmade glass factories, where visitors -watch expert craftsmen fashion beautiful glassware from red-hot globs of molten glass. CHARELESTON. The final leg of the tour follows U.S. 60 through South Charleston, " C h e m i c a l C e n t e r of the World." to Charleston, West Virginia's State Capitol. The Capitol Buildng is recognized as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Shopping for Casual Wear For Vacation, Office or a Night on the Town? See our large selection including hard- to-find sizes 3's, 5's and others. All the latest fabrics and fashions. At prices from s 19.00 up COMPLETE WEDDING ENSEMBLES START AT S69 Let us show you our selection before making your final decision! Take Us Along On Your Vacation A great value in luggage. Has fine styling, plus interior linings of Celances acetate. Body is made of molded polypropylene plastic. Patented handle is metal reinforced. The locks are die cast, polished chrome. Stylish, but rugged enough to take it. F. H. JOSEPH "EXCLUSIVE BUT NOT EXPENSIVE" BRIDAL AND DRESS SHOPPE 914QUARRIERSTREET Where there's a Fashion for every bride; that's what makes . JOSEPH, OWNERS Glad Ele So Unique MON.-FRI. 'til 9 P.M. 346-5131 -346-0773 BANKAMERICARD OR MASTER CHARGE W E L C O M E . LADIES' 15" Cosmetic 23.00 21" Weekend 26.00 24" Wardrobe 32.00 27" Wardrobe 40.00 16" Tote 18.00 MEN'S Companion. Two Suiter . Three Suiter 26.00 36.00 41.00 New Service Now Plans Tours of Vacationland For vacationers who want someone else to handle all the arrangements for them, there is now about a half-dozen "Almost Heaven" package tours available in the Mountain State. Organized by West Virginia Travel Attractions. Inc. last year, for the most part the tours are aimed at a single, major highlight with a lot of goodies thrown in for good measure. They range from three days and two nights, up to a full seven days. For the most part, the tours are centered on lodge accommodations at West Virginia State Parks, but in major cities where facilities are suitable, private motels are used for lodging. The tours are as flexible as a sheet of rubber. They are designed for one individual, a couple, a large family, or organized groups. They come in "inclusive" packages, or customized to fit around the individual's personal preferences. Here's how the plan works: You call West V i r g i n i a Travel Attractions in Charleston. If the call is long distance, the number is toll free. You indicate your interest in the tour of your choice and WVTA sends you a reservation blank for you to fill out your preferences. You send the filled-out reservation back with a $10 deposit. If for some reason, arrangements to suit you cannot be made, your deposit is returned. If everything can be arranged, 15 days before you depart on your tour, you send WVTA the balance of the cost. WVTA then sends you a tour kit that includes schedules. itinerary and vouchers for lodging, meals, tickets, fees and the like. All that remains is for you to take the tour in your own car. What if you decide to take a tour only a few days before you want to go? That. too. can be arranged. For "last-minute" arrangements, you pay the balance of the tour cost and pick up your kit at the first stop on the tour. The costs of the tours vary, of c o u r s e , w i t h t h e t o u r s themselves, but as with all arrangements by travel agencies, they cost you no more than you would pay if you were doing all the organizing yourself. More packages are being organized by WVTA. including bus tours to view fall foliage color, but the following are now available: Cass Railroad tour that includes a ride to the top of Bald Knob behind the old Shay engines, two nights lodging in a park lodge, breakfast and dinner daily, a box lunch for the four hour train ride, a tour of the Green Bank observatory, and guide maps for other attractions in the area. Similar arrangements are made for the other tours, which will be identified in abreviated form. State Park V a c a t i o n that permits you to move from park to park during your vacation instead of spending the whole time at just one. Golfing Tour takes you to three state parks to play the golf courses there. White Water Adventure of three days with one day raft trip and two nights at Hawk's Nest State Park Lodge.' Historical Drama of two nights at a state park, and the best seats for the outdoor drama playing at the Grandview State Park Amphitheater. Mountaineer Dinner Theater includes a tour of the Blenko Glass Factory. Take a WIG with You on Vacation You'll always look neat on those special occasions during your vacation. Beat the frizzies and don't worry about how your hair looks. See our large selection. Store Hours: Mon. Fri. 9:30-7:00; Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat. 9:30-5. CAPITAL WIG CENTER 145 SUMMERS ST. Phone 343-8144 AIRWAY INDUSTRIES INC. 4th Floor Luggage--Charleston Store Only Of course you'd like a summery print in machine-washable fabric attractively styled in sizes 8 to 20. Sidneys Liberty Circle's pretty prints in basic styles" in 91 r ' polyester/9 £ .'r nylon blend to wash and tumble dry. Here's a sampling: borderprint shift, pale iris and green; blue paisley with pocket, flared skirt. / /oOKic) W«oo 0 o0 0 $®l$is /o°fe;o 0 00 o m$'^' eoS°««fODo 0 · £ · 0 *iV*i°o 0 o% 0 o%V.V.oSTtfa»i»-.v.".-^ tf«V»**^f ···*·····-···.*/·! ^^^··············^Sr ^~ ··«^.--- f t t t i t . r - ^ " » * r

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