Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 42
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June 2, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 42

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ISC--June 2. 1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston, WeM Virginia Central Counties Land of Charm Heartland is indeed the ''heart of West Virginia" inasmuch as Flatvvoods. near Sutton, Braxton County is the g e o g r a p h i c c e n t e r of the State. The area contains more than 3,000 square miles of forests, farmlands, lakes, mountains and streams. Starting from Charleston go to CLAY. Begin your tour in Clay County where the original Golden Delicious apple tree was produced. C A R N I F E X F E R R Y . Crossing into Nicholas County visit Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, scene of a significant Civil War battle September 10. 1861. SUMMERSVILLE is the jsite of the largest earthen ·dam east of the Mississippi. The impoundment offers all water sports as well as fishing and camping. : RICHWOOD, strategically situated on the edge of the "Monongahela National Forest, is well known for two festivals -- The Cherry River Navy and Ramp. The area is also popular with fishermen who try for trout on the Williams. Cranberry and Cherry rivers. Between Richwood and Mill Point are the Cran.', berry Glades, an unusual na;, ture area where t u n d r a and .other rare plants grow in primitive conditions, and Cranberry Mountain Visitor Center, operated by the U.S. F;orest Service. f WEBSTER SPRINGS. The charming little town of Webster SorinEs. once a f a m o u s spa, still offers sulfur water for drinking. A unique experience in fishing is available on the Back Fork of Elk -- only barbless artificial lures are permitted and all trout must be put back. HOLLY R I V E R STATE PARK, located in picturesque H a c k e r V a l l e y , p r o v i d e s swimming, cabins, fishing and many other recreational pursuits. BUCKHANNON. Located s o u t h of B u c k h a n n o n is French Creek Game Farm, which houses 100 birds and animals native or formerly native to West Virginia. Buckhannon. site of the a n n u a l Strawberry Festival, is also the home of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Located on campus is Wesley Chapel, the largest place to worship in West Virginia which contains artifacts associated with historical events and persons in the United Methodist Church. WESTON. Center of West Virginia's crystal glass industry is Weston where tours of three companies are available t o v i s i t o r s . T w o c o v e r e d bridges remain s t a n d i n g in Lewis County. One is located south of Walkersville and the other near Gaston. Near Weston is Jackson's Mill, where young Stonewall Jackson was raised. The old grist mill is now an interesting museum. GLENVILLE. Swinging southwest the visitor arrives in Glenville. where Glenville State College is located. Each summer, Glenville hosts the West Virginia State Folk Festival, attracting folk singers of the "purist" school from all over the United States. CEDAR CREEK STATE PARK. Recreational facilities in the area include Cedar Creek State Park which offers varied activities including swimming, picnicking, game courts and fishing for muskie and smallmouth bass in Cedar Creek.. GASSAWAY. Continue to Gassaway and Sutton, site of Sutton Lake, another mecca for water sports and site of the a n n u a l Braxton County Regatta. SUTTON. N e a r S u t t o n , thousands of acres of land are being developed as a good hunting and fishing region in Elk River Public H u n t i n g Area. Returning to Charleston along U.S. 19, the traveler can enjoy several miles of the Elk River Scenic Drive. BUCKHANNON WESTON Holly River State Park WEBSTER SPRINGS SUTTON GASSAWAY Cedar Creek State Park RICHWOOD 25 Summersville Lake r 18 Carnifex Ferry State Park 6 CHARLESTON Tour Route Interstate Highway Numbers U.S. Highway Numbers State Highway Numbers Approximate Mileages This stretch of Seneca Creek is like many in state. 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One of the easiest ways of starting a beginner off on the right foot is to show him, step- by-step, how to rig a rod, put the line on a reel, how to set the reel properly on rod handle, how to attach swivel properly to the line, and how to tie the simple fishing knots. It might surprise you to know such a refresher course may even help you. the teacher. Cullerton feels the backyard is one good spot to start teaching any beginner the basics of casting. "About 30 minutes of instructions," says Cullerton, "would lay the groundwork tor a sound, basic casting technique." Just as important in being able to cast a lure 100 to 150 feet, is the necessity of being accurate with each cast. It would do the beginner no good to be able to cast a country mile, if he can't lay his lure up against some log, or next to some lily pads, where the lunkers hide out. To help the student angler in casting accurately, have him place a waste-paper basket about 20 feet out and try to cast the practice plug into that basket. The effort at first will be pathetic. Being persistent will soon lead to hitting the mark more frequently. As improvement increases, keep moving the basket back until it is 50 to 60 feet away. O u t f i t t i n g a b e g i n n e r doesn't cost much. It can be done for less than $15. Such an outlay would fetch a serviceable rod and reel, line, various lures. leaders, and swivels. Start out slow. Don't harp about making big catches. Let the tyro learn the value and fun of tangling with fiesty pan fish like bluegill. perch, white bass, or bullhead. Once the beginner makes a few catches, he'll be hooked on this sport just as much as any old grizzled veteran of the waters. 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