Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 38
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June 2, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 38

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1 1C -- J une 2. 1971 Sunday Gazette-Mail , WrtT Virginia [ vw^?infvn-vTwiwv i-njmjii-rwww i 1 " ,;»'"""" 1 ''m"w W !T" i Greenbrier, Southeastern Loop Scenic Potpourri Greenbrier Valley and Cranberry Glades Tour Here's a 257-mile vacation that any family will enjoy. A trip through Greenbrier Valley to the Cranberry Glades -- u i b o t a n i c a l marvel in the heart of the highls. -' You can begin this loop anywhere. Motorists from Huntington will drive east on Int. 64 and may combine the trip with a visit to the State Capital at. . . i.* CHARLESTON. The beautiful Capitol b u i l d i n g , which ;"was completed in 1932 and ^closely resembles our nation's seat of government, has a State Museum in the basement. Drive east on U.S. 60 past Montgomery, home of West Virginia Istitute of Technology, to. . . GAULEY BRIDGE, where the New River and the Gauley River merge to form the Kanawha. The old bridge was destroyed by the Confederates during their retreat in 1861. but you can still see the old piers a b o v e t h e p r e s e n t bridge. The mouth of Hawks Nest Tunnel is located one mile east of town, at the foot of Gauley Mountain: it moves water from the New River under the mountain for three miles. Drive east along U.S. 60 to. . . H A W K S NEST STATE PARK, more than 500 feet above the New River Canyon. Continue east past Babcock w ,State Prk (south on U.S. 19, ^near Cliff top). ^.RAINELLE. This hardwood ^·lumber center once grew ^100.000 board-feet of timber to . HUNTiNGTON. 51 Ml. .Charleston Tour Route Interstate Highway Numbers «o! U S Highway Numbers To] State Highway Numbers * 12 * Approximate Mileages Lockwood ^Summersville Cra/ty^V^WOO'DBINE. BA ^ LD ?C:M^^K^c^ EL i-i Scile of Miles 0 5 10 15 20 Sherwood - Lake GREENBRIER ST. FOR.'V.Y FISH" HATCHERY White Sulphur Sprs. the acre. Go east on U.S. 60 to.. . LEWISBURG, a beautiful town first settled before the American Revolution, when restless Scotch-Irish yeomen crossed the mountains from the mother state. The whole family will enjoy seeing the tradional gas street lamps. Visit the County Library and Museum, with its displays of. pioneer days. Open Tues. Sat. 10-5 Free. The Old Stone Church, which was built in 1796, is known as the oldest church in continuous use west of the Alleghenies. For a side trip, continue east on U.S. 60. Greenbrier State Forest, south of U.S. 60. is accessible from U.S. 60 via unnumbered roads. The historic Greenbrier, at W h i t e Sulphur Springs, a fine resort hotel, is enhanced by the spacious grounds. Visitors are welcome at the Federal Fish Hatchery. Turn north from White Sulphur Springs on W. Va. 92 past Alvon. where the springs pour forth at 1,200 gallons per minute, to Sherwood Lake. Return to Lewisburg to rejoin the tour route. From Lewisburg, turn north on U.S. 219 to ... DROOP MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK, scene of Civil War action in 1863 which crushed Southern, resistance in the state. Continue to Hillsboro, and visit "My Mother's House" birthplace of Pearl Buck, Pulitzer and Nobel prize-winning authoress. Turn off just north of flillsboro to Watoga State Park to see Brooks Memorial Arboretum. Continue on U.S. 219 to Mill Point. (For a side trip, continue on 219 for 9 miles, then bear right on an unnumbered road for 22 miles to the Cass Scenic Railroad. Its flatbed cars offer a 4Vz- mile ride to the top of Bald Knob Mountain. (Now retrace to Mill Point). Turn west on Route 39. through the Monongahela National Forest. CRANBERRY GLADES. Turn one mile north to park at the edge of the Glades, surrounded by mountains up to 4.600 feet high. Follow the boardwalk over the arctic tundra, sphagnum moss, orchids and cranberries. The bog vegetation, rare plants and flowers far south of their normal range, make the Cranberry Glades one of the most unusual and attractive botanical gardens in the State. It is advisable to wear Waterproof shoes. Continue west along the border of the Cranberry Back Country Area, 75,000 acres where you can hike and camp a m o n g beech, b i r c h , a n d spruce, spot deer and follow sparkling streams and waterfalls. Farther west just off Route 39 is Summit Lake. Route 39 continues to. . . R I C H W O O D . P i c n i c a t Woodbine Recreation Area on the Cranberry River, north of town. Farther along on Route 39 is. . . SUMMERSV1LLE. The Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, scene of action of September 10, 1861, is southwest of Summersville, and can be reached by taking Route 39 west for 12 miles, then route 129 south. Nearby is the Summersville Reservoir, created by a giant dam, which was dedicated by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. C o n t i n u e on R o u t e 39 through Lockwood and Belva to. . . GAULEY BRIDGE. Turn west on U.S. 60: follow the winding Kanawha t o . . . CHARLESTON. Take Int. 64 (reached via U.S. 35) back to Huntington. ZALES 2\7 CAPITOL ST. JEWELERS to us first... vacation second! (top-;) Baylor Binoculars, 7x35, center foc-us, coated lens, carry case $19.88 (botloin-b) Westclox AM -KM digital clock radio, can separate for individual use. AC'/ IX' radio; clock with 60-minute sleep C'lturol. $49.95 Six convenient ways to buy: Zalcs Revolving Charge · Zales Custom Charge BankAmericard · Master Charge · American Express · Layaway A COLLEGE EDUCATION? DO IT THE SAVINGS WAY JI MokeaS25 monthly deposit in o 5' %Regular Passbook Account for that new Child or Grandchild and when the child is age 18, FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS will provide over 59000* If you need the COLLEGE MONEY NOW, you can still "do it the savings way." Here's how: ^T lf V° u ' ve saved S1,000 at FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS, CONTINUALLY for a year, and if you intend to keep on saving, and ^TM\ If your child or grandchild intends to obtain a BACHELOR'S degree at an approved educational institution, First Federal Savings will assist in arranging a Federally Insured Student Loan for the student and, Keep it Going for AT LEAST FOUR YEARS if the student remains in good standing .at the college. It pays to V.Do It The Savings Way at FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS, by MAIL if you wish, or drive down town where you'll have: 3 HOURS FREE PARKING if you SAVE TODAY A V PARKING LOT On LEE above COYLES On QUARRIER opposite SPORT MART * By the accumulation of interest compounded daily. Think FIRST when money · matters Phone:343-5505 AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 231 HAU ST. Boardwalk makes trek through botanical wonder of Cranberry Glades drier in spots, but there are areas you still can get your feet wet. WAREHOUSE SHOE SALES 112 C A P I T O L S T R E E T SANDALS-, .ITALY. SPAIN GOOD LEATHER-- GOOD WEARING LADIES'-- MEN'S-- BOYS'-- CHILDREN'S VACATION-SPECIALS FOR ALL LADIES' VALUES TO VALUES TO S 12 9S FAMOUS BRANDS-SAVE 30% to 60% To Take You Away GINA DANZUSO proup Tour Coordinator, Former group tour Coordinator Travel Rama Travel, Prior Experience at Alcoa Aluminum's Travel Dept.--Pittsburgh, Pa. BOB KEENAN MANAGER, 6 Years as Manager Travel Rama Travel, 15 years with United Airlines. MARISUE HALL Travel Con sultant. Former Asst. Manager Charleston National Travel Service, Prior Experience at Morales Travel, Puerto Rico. CHARLESTON'S NEWEST TRAVEL AGENCY SPECIALIZING IN VACATION TRAVEL FOR CHARTERING ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, AND INDIVIDUAL LEISURE TRAVEL KEENAN TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. PH. 345-1791

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