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To your right, if visibility permits, you can see the parallel ridges of Massanutten Mountain and other mountains beyond. Compare those long straight ridges with the ragged, jumbled look of the Blue Ridge Mountains in front of you. Different geolo…
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Andrew Campbell, feeling the cool air of newly found natural wonder Luray Caverns, is shown here very shortly after this "discovery of the century" was made.
Photo was most likely taken by co-discoverer Bento…
During the 1800's farmer's took everything from a from a simple hoe to a thresher "snorting black smoke" into the ﬁelds in pursuit of better harvest.
Machines were run by hand, by oxen or horses, and ﬁnally by steam engine…
During the Civil War, this gap in the Blue Ridge was of significant tactical importance for the movement of troops, artillery, and supply wagons. The Thornton's Gap Turnpike, a macadamized (hard-surfaced) road, passed through the gap and linked Lu…
In late 1935, when Shenandoah National Park was officially established, 465 families remained on the land, most with no plans for relocation.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Resettlement Administration was tapped to help. The government alloca…
Stony Man, the old man in the mountain, is a Shenandoah National Park icon. It only takes a little imagination to see the profile of a man's face in the mountain from here. Stony Man has lent his name to a summit, an overlook, a hike, a camp resor…
Died 1764. A Pioneer and Christian father, who with his wife and six of his thirteen children, was a victim of the last Indian massacre in Page County.
has been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the InteriorApril 28, 1997
Organized 1812. Called Old School Baptist since 1832 when there occurred a division in the Baptist Churches of the United States.
Mt. Carmel Church Buildings. First, a frame building in West End. Second, a brick building at the head of Broad St…
Immigrant Peter Ruffner built this house about 1739. Before the Civil War, William A. Chapman bought it, and three sons reared here later fought for the Confederacy. For their exploits as members of Col. John S. Mosby's Rangers, two of them, Lt. C…