Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 44
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June 2, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 44

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20C --June 2. 1974 Sunday Casette-Mail -Charleston, West Virginia Circle South Is fticfo, Gracious Greenbrier Rich Living: Go There at Least Once MONTGOMERY. Follow U.S. 60 from Charleston to Montgomery, home of West Virginia Institute of Technology. Near the town is Mount Carbon, site of the archeological remains of Indians who occupied this area over 3.500 years ago. * GLEN FERRIS. The Kanawha River is broken at Glen Ferris by the 22-foot drop of Kanawha Falls. The Glen Ferns Inn. still in operation, was a p o p u l a r t a v e r n 100 years ago. G A U L E Y B R I D G E . The New and Gauley Rivers unite to form the Kanawha at Gauley Bridge. In 1861. Confederate forces destroyed the cove r e d b r i d g e a c r o s s t h e Gauley. The stone piers of this great bridge still r e m a i n . From high atop Gauley Mountain at Hawks Nest State Park the m a g n i f i c e n t New River Canyon unfolds. Nearby at Hawks Nest Lodge visitors may ride a tram on an exciting trip to the bottom of the gorge. Babcock State Park, near Clifftop. has fine camping and cabin facilities with hiking, fishing, swimming and games. : RAINELLE. West of Rainelle is the Ponderosa Wildlife Preserve. It is located on 250 acres of mountain land and Boast's a zoo. museum and hunting lodge plus more than 100 wild deer for the bow hun- tjer. Dropping down Sewell Mountain, the traveler gets Sis first view of the rolling beauty of Greenbrier County. ZJLEWISBURG. In Lewis- barg the town's streets are lighted with gas lamps and the shuttered windows of old b'fick buildings reflect its strong colonial influence. Important sites are: Old Stone fctourch. erected in 1796. the oldest unrestored church in continuous use west of the Alleghenies: Lewisburg Mus|um and Library, built in 1^34: and Fort S a v a n n a h . a restored pioneer fort. The West Virginia State Fair attracts thousands to nearby EJairlea each August. Also near Lewisburg is Lost World. yJjhere visitors walk on a prehistoric ocean floor in this ngwly opened cavern. Another Greenbrier County fun spot is iSS-acre L a k e S h e r w o o d . reenbrier State Forest, near Galdwell. offers splendid camping, hiking and vacation gabins. Also located nearby is JGJrgan Cave. W H I T E S U L P H U R SPRINGS. At White Sulphur Springs is the fabulous Greenbrier Hotel. Little more cjn be said to describe this famous watering place of kings and presidents, which has been in e x i s t e n c e for 200 years. Other White Sulphur points of interest are the Coal House and Souvenir Shop and the Federal Fish Hatchery. North of town. Blue Bend Recreation Area is well-developed, multi-purpose outdoor playground maintained by the Monongahela National Forest. Continue through Caldwell and State Rt. 63 to U.S. 219 to Monroe County, which at one time, was more noted for its spas than White Sulphur is today. While no longer operating, such magnificent resorts as Sweet Springs, and Salt S u l p h u r S p r i n g s a r e worth a visit for lovers of colonial architecture. Other Monroe County musts are: Old Rehobeth Church, the oldest standing church west of the Allegheny Mountains. Indian Creek covered bridge on U.S. 219. Moncove Lake and McClung's Mill. BLUEFIELD. Continuing south through Princeton, the visitor arrives in Bluefield. the "air-conditioned" city, so- called because of its high alti- t u d e . A p a n o r a m i c ride aboard the nation's shortest interstate railroad. "The Ridge Runner," is a treat for all. Camp Creek State Forest and Pinnacle Rock State Park are the area's favorite recreation spots. Follow State Route 20 to the new mountaintop multi-million dollar Pipestem Resort, a West Virginia State Park, located about 10 miles south of Bluestone. The resort offers everything for a perfect vacation year round. HINTON. A paradise for all water sports, nearby is Bluestone State Park, with its deluxe cabins and other recreational facilities. Continue to Hinton at nearby Talcott is Big Bend Tunnel, immortalized by the ballad of John Henry, where the giant Negro beat the steam drill " 'til he died.' " Visit the new John Henry Memorial Park. BECKLEY. At 'Beckley is the Exhibition Mine where visitors travel underground for the once-in-a-lifetime treat of visiting an actual coal mine. Lake Stephens offers the:. : finest in tent and trailer SERVICE SPECIAL THIS WEEK ONLY Offer ends May 11 Includes up to 5 quarts of quality oil and an expert lubrication. We perform only services which YOU authorize. We return your worn parts in a plastic bag for your inspection. FREE CAR SAFETY INSPECTION! Firestone DLC100 RETREADS . ».«/ r«i-»i- IN STOCK APUVQI7C ANYbllt 13; 2 for , is 50 Plus37C t o 5 7 C per tire F.E.T. and 2 recappable tires off your car. WHITEWALLS ADD'1.50 PER TIRE CHARGE IT! We a f so honor FIRESTONE STORES 342*4185 FIRESTONE STORES MOHTCONEIir (ISSttAVL) KOS. THRUSH. d4?.?An !^»-5:00 "'*" «"*« CHARLESTON Tour Route Interstate Highway Numbers U.S. Highway Numbers State Highway Numbers Approximate Mileages MONTGOMERY GLEN FERRIS GAULEY BRIDGE MOSSY OAK HILL Babcock te Par Grandview RAINELLE BECKLEY Pipestem State Park LEWISBURG RONCEVERTE 5 oO Bluestone 0 Pinnacle Rock State Park 11 3 32 WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS PRINCETON BLUEFIELD CALDWELL "Everyone ought to go to The Greenbrier for a vacation at least once before he dies," a garden clubber once said. She had just returned from a convention at the super spa and there was a misty look in her eyes. The Greenbrier has been described as grand, gracious, gay, glamorous -- and more. For almost two centuries, America's first families have made it their own. Each succeeding generation finds it ever more delightful, yet ever the same. In a sense, the clock is turned back at The Greenbrier. You step through its doors -- not in play clothes -into a world where the graciousness and serenity, courtesy and hospitality of a fabulous past still flourish. The Greenbrier is leisurely opulence: fringe-topped surreys, liveried coachmen, stately walled gardens, famed mineral baths, rich furnishings, and luxurious decor. The cuisine -- you don't call it just food at The Greenbrier -- is famous world wide, artfully prepared, superlatively served. And this is only as guests have always found. You can follow whatever pace you wish at The Greenbrier.' It can be a quiet, lazy vacation, or days of exhilarating sport among top-notch fa- cilities. Evenings can be filled with social gayety. The Greenbrier is a 6,500 acre estate with pine-scented woodlands and a flashing stream. It has a magic all its own in spring, summer, autumn, and winter. As the lady said, you ought to go there once before you die. Take money. ENJOY YOUR VACATION |AT HOME WITH YOUR VERY OWN] SWIMMING POOL C A I C NOWIN JALE PROGRESS ABOVE BELOW GROUND IN STOCK NOW! BUY NOW SAVE We carry a complete line of accessories WARRIOR SWIMMING POOL 2141 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans, W. Va. 722-2531 If No Answer Call 727-9363 camping facilities plus swimming, boating, fishing and a restaurant. G R A N D V I E W STATE PARK. Affords a spectacular view of the famed Horseshoe Bend of the New River Canyon. The park amphitheater is home to "Hatfields McCoys" and "Honey in the Rock," both musical dramas based on p o r t i o n s of the State's history. The presentations alternate nightly except Monday throughout the summer. OAK HILL. Leaving Beckley on Rt. 21 north toward Oak Hill, the visitor may enjoy a delightful stop at cool, inviting Plum Orchard Lake, before returning to Charleston via the Mossy inter-change and the West Virginia Turnpike. Renting Site Yearly New Camping Club Key The Murphys from Milwaukee are making a mountain manor of their own in rural Jackson County near the Ohio River Valley. That wasn't their intention when Fred Murphy came to West Virginia as a manufacturer's representative four years ago. But the call of the hills was a temptation that couldn't be resisted, and it's resulted into a $150,000 investment in 165 acres of rolling Jackson County hill country. There, the Murphys will help others to do what they enjoy doing most -- camping and relaxing in West Virginia. When Murphy came to West Virginia for the first time, he hadn't really been bitten by the "camping bug." He and his wife, "Bernie", moved to St. Albans. Fred traveled West Virginia as a manufacturer sales representative. On weekends, the two would "head for the hills" and soon become infatuated with travel, camping and the outdoors. "We started with a tent camper and began to acquire all the items necessary to enjoy a weekend outdoors. Then we moved another step into a self-contained trailer," Murphy said. "Milwaukee began to slip f u r t h e r and further in our minds as we spent our leisure time unwinding from the pressures of a week's work. We talked it over and decided our future was here -- right here in West Virginia," Murphy said. "So we made up our minds, decided that West Virginia offers tourists and campers a great deal, and chose to go into business on our own." They sold their house in St. Albans, and moved into the country. The property the Murphys found for their development is i n r u r a l J a c k s o n C o u n t y , a b o u t 45 minutes from Parkersburg and an hour's drive from Charleston. And, it's appropriately called "Murphy's Mountain Manor." And right now, they're in the middle of what will eventually become a $200,000 development, just off Rt. 33, near the community of Cottageville, about seven miles west of the Ripley exit on 1-77. "I really gained an appreciation for the West Virginia hills when I tackled the job of putting in roads, building a lake, constructing a bathhouse, laying out campsites and renovating a barn and house on the property," Murphy said. When the development program is completed, it will offer West Virginia campers a number of popular attractions. It's easily accessible, and a yearly fee structure will provide campers with a permanent campsite, swimming, fishing, boating and a recreation lodge. Murphy also points out that the camping club is a good starting point in reaching other attractions -- the arts and crafts fair at Ripley,. boating on the Ohio River, good restaurants nearby and other points of interest. "Our concept is different. If a member takes an extended trip, his campsite is waiting when he returns. If he likes golfing as much as camping, he can have both. When time is a problem, he just packs up the kids and the groceries. His camper will already be set up on the campsite, waiting for him." Murphy added. The development is nearing completion. A dam has been built, and a six-and-one-half acre lake is beginning to fill with water for swimming and fishing pleasures. An old barn on the property, complete with hand-hewn beams, has been converted into a young peoples center. Playground equipment has been installed, a bathhouse completed, electrical lines are placed underground. With the explosion in camping popularity, more and more would-be campers are arriving at their'favorite sites to find them already taken. Nationally, the trend is for individuals to buy campsites for their permanent use. It is expensive to buy land to camp on, but that is cheaper than buying land and erecting a summer camp that is at the mercy of vandals when the owner is absent. Murphy's plan is a way around both the high cost of a permanent campsite and the depredations of vandals. At Mountain Manor, the indiv,idu- al rents a campsite for a year at a time. The Murphys live at Mountain Manor and keep their w a t c h f u l eyes on the equipment of absent renters. "None of the facilities of Mountain Manor are available except under the vearly rental plan." Murphy said. "There is no overnight camping, paid fishing or swimming, so renters are free from holiday overcrowding and the depredations of a c o m e - a n d - g o crowd." CITY NATIONAL BANK OF CHARLESTON SAVINGS PLAN INSURED BY FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION FDIC 5 1 '0 '2% 7 0 EACH ACCOUNT INSURED TO '20,000.00 Regular Passbook Savings 90 Day "City Savings" 1 YEAR CERTIFICATES of DEPOSIT 2% YEAR CERTIFICATES of DEPOSIT 4 YEAR CERTIFICATES of DEPOSIT ,^0,^00, 1V% (Federal law and regulation prohibit the payment of a time deposit prior lo maturity unless three months of the interest thereon is forfeited and interest on the amount withdrawn is reduced to the regular savings rate.) CITY NATIONAL BANK OF CHARLESTON 3601 MacCorkle Avenue, S.E. Charleston, W. Va. 925-6611 ENVILLE STATE COLLEGE TOUR YEAR PROGRAMS ion (ft (ft IU Elementary Early Childhood Special Education Business Administration Liberal Arts TWO YEAR PROGRAMS Business Administration (2 yr.) Food Service Management Land Surveying Forest Technology Secretarial Science Social Service Technology MOF^E INFORMATION WF^ITE MACK K. SAMPLES ASSOC.DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS G L E N V I L L E STATE COLLEGE G L E N V I L L E . W V 26351 STREET C I T Y ZIP CODE Q 5 u z ADMISSION OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

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