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The vertical resistant sandstone forming Seleca Rocks is the Tucarora of the driller and geologist. The "Tuscarora Sand" yields some gas altough it is largely untested in West Virginia
The garden before you reflects some of the crops grown by our ancestors, the hardy pioneers who settled these valleys a few centuries ago.
Do you see any familiar plants that are still grown in our gardens today? Which crops do you find unusual…
Prior to the Civil War, a Lutheran
log church built on the North Fork
housed a growing congregation. The
uilding, renamed Camp Luther, was
used by soldiers from both sides
during the war. On March 1. 1862
a Union force under Col. George
Seneca Rocks, an outstanding natural formation of Tuscarora Sandstone of the Silurian Age, rises over 900 feet above the North Fork of the South Branch. This almost perpendicular rock mass overlooks junction of Seneca Trail and Shawnee Trail, or W…
In honor of the10th Mountain Division andthe soldiers they trained here onSeneca Rocks.
In 1943-44 these men climbedhere to prepare themselves for thedifficulties of mountain warfarebefore facing action duringWorld War II.
The first recorded ascent of Seneca Rocks was in 1939. Since then, climbers have explored a maze of more than four-hundred routes across its face. Some routes lead to the summit; others meet dead-ends. Climbers from around the world come to test t…
The American frontier was one of the world's most effective architectural mixing pots.
This typical Appalachian home started as a German Blockbau style log house. Hewn (squared) logs with V-notched corner joints, spaced apart with stone and cla…
Originally constructed around 1830 by Jacob Sites, this homestead started as a single room log cabin. William Sites, one of his two sons, expanded it into a two story frame structure in the late 1850's using locally available materials and skilled…
Pendleton County. Formed in 1788 from Hardy, Augusta, Rockingham. Named for Edmund Pendleton, Virginia statesman-jurist. This county has a range of altitude of over 3500 feet. Here are Seneca Rocks, Smoke Hole, and Spruce Knob.