Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 46
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 46

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 2, 1974
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22C-- J um-2. Sunda Gazette-Mail Cfiarlest'on. West Virginia ---- Drama Party Peak Fun fGetaway Refreshed! Northern Loop Hill Country This section of West Virginia, as the travel council name implies, is real hill country and includes the home county of West Virginia University whose n i c k n a m e is "The Mountaineers." Beginning the tour in Morgantown. home of West Virginia University, a visit to the School of Medicine is rewarding as it is one of the most advanced in the nation. So diverse and far-reaching is the U n i v e r s i t y , that it teaches courses in Swahili and administrates an agricultural college in east Africa. Several well known glass plants are also located in Morgantown. Cheat Lake's Mont Chateau State Park and nearby Coopers Rock State Forest offer vacationers every sport from swimming to skiiing. KINGWOOD is the home of the traditional Buckwheat Festival each autumn. On a side trip to Terra Alta visitors find a 2,000-acre resort open vear-round. Continue to. . . GRAFTON, home of Anna Jarvis. the founder of Mother's D a y . M o t h e r ' s Day Church is open to the public. The state's only National Cemetery is also located here. To the north of Grafton. Valley Falls on the Tygart River is a widely beautiful cataract of w h i t e w a t e r t u m b l i n g · through a mile-long gorge. Ty- · gart Lake State Park, to the south, offers unlimited water .sports, cabins, a beautiful · lodge and camping. PHILIPPI, the site of the first land battle of the Civil MORGANTOWN N Mont Chateau State Park FAIRMONT TERRA ALTA HALL Audra State Park BELINGTON Tour Route TT) Interstate Highway Numbers U.S. Highway Numbers State Highway Numbers Approximate Mileages War, is the home of Alderson- Broaddus College. The Philippi covered bridge is over 110 years old and perfectly preserved, serving busy federal highway traffic every day. BELINGTON. Teter Creek Lake, nearby at Belington, is a good place to camp, rent boats and fish. HALL. A pleasant overnight stop of your tour of Mountaineer Country would be a visit to Audra State Park, a small but extremely popular recreational spot located near Hall. CLARKSBURG. The road signs greeting the visitor to · Clarksburg proudly proclaim that this is the birthplace of General Stonewall Jackson, one of America's greatest military heroes. High atop Lowndes Hill in Clarksburg, Civil War trenches may still be seen, dug by the forces of the Union general, George B. McClellan. The antebellum Clarksburg Public Library is a splendid example of Georgian architecture. SHINNSTON. Between Shinnston and Fairmont is the community of Big Elm. A gang of highwaymen terrorized this area in the early 19th century. Today, a house connected with the gang, and a cave for their loot, located on the West Fork River, may still be seen. FAIRMONT is the site ol Fairmont State College and the center of the State's northern coal fields. It is the birthplace of Francis H. Pierpont. leader for West Virginia statehood. Outdoor theater comes with two labels in West Virginia: "Honey in the Rock," and "Hatfields McCoys." Both are staged at the Cliffside Amphitheater of Grandview State Park near Beckley. Cliffside is 2,555 feet high and acoustically perfect. It also can get downright chilly even on summer evenings, so you should be advised to take a warm wrap. A few steps from the Amphitheater entrance is the view that gives the park its name. Hundreds of feet below is turbulent New River boiling through a chasm. It's a good idea to pack a picnic lunch and go hours before the drama for the evening is scheduled to start. There are children's playgrounds, sports equipment, free parking and excellent picnic areas available. You also can go cave exploring or climb the mountain for an unequalled panorama of the gorge. There are snack bar facilities and a gift shop in the theater with authentic mountain arts and crafts. As dusk settles, the lights come up and it is time to take your seat for the drama. Of "Honey in the Rock," the New York Times critic said: "In a time when American is busy reliving its past and looking toward the future, "Honey in the Rock" as a community-state project and as a play in a s e t t i n g of breath-taking grandeur, perpetuates the magic of the theater and the majesty of the land." The Times commented that "Hatfields McCoys" revealed the mountaineer man as a "man of worth, pride, and dignity." 708 VIRGINIA ST. W. 1408 BICLEY AVENUE. 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To aid your digestion (or indigestion if you couldn't resist that third or fourth serving) attend some of the other gala events that have become tradition at this fall festival. On opening day, Firemen's Day, there is a gigantic parade with colorful floats by the fire departments of various cities in central and northern West Virginia, southern Pennsylvania and western Maryland. The second day, which is School-Community Day, will see the crowninf og Queen Ceres (her name being taken from the Roman-goddess of grain). The festival concludes with Farmer's Day. when the highlight will be the coronation of King Buckwheat who is chosen on the basic quality of his exhibition of Buckwheat. Other events on the gala three day agenda are the annual Buckwheat Bowl football game, a horse show, a pet show, livestock and poultry exhibits, fireworks, and other demonstrations and contests. Call for free survey St. Albans, West Virginia Growing to Serve You! Call for free survey Tag's VACATION SPECIALS Over 100 New Cars In Stock In Kingwood, youngsters learn to live high on the hog real early. 1974 GREMLIN America's Lowest PRICED CAR $ The detailed preparation and planning for this annual Preston County Buckwheat Festival presents a sharp contrast with the somewhat spontaneous and unrehearsed first festival in 1938. In that year the Kingwood Fire Department decided to sponsor a celebration to mark the autumn harvest of buckwheat, a crop in which Preston County has become the number one state producer. Since its beginning in 1938 the festival has been held every year except during the Second World War and has an annual attendance of over 100,000 visitors. The historic Kingwood site of this festival is located on State Rt. 7 near Morgantown, the home of West Virginia University and Interesting Dunkards Hollow. 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