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Mile 63
Eastern Kanawha County Daniel Boone lived in the Kanawha Valley fro 1786 to 1797, when he served in the Kanawha County Militia and as a Virginia Assembly delegate. Boone took shelter in a cave on the facing mountain and, liking what he saw, built a cabin for his family across the Kanawha River.Daniel Boone Park A tranquil riverside haven just on the outskirts of Charleston offers a public boat l...
Mile 68
Industrial History CMP Midland Trail's development coincides closely with industrial growth. Salt here attracted the buffalo, which beat out the original path followed by native people and pioneers. This natural abundance of slat, plus gas, coal, water, and timber, first brought pioneers and later spawned the Valley's petrochemical and extraction industries.Transportation: Early on, river,...
Mile 89
Montgomery & Smithers CMP For his service in the Virginia Militia, Major Henry Montgomery received land grants on the Kanawha River where he operated a ferry port. Montgomery's Landing attracted river traffic that moved as far west as Cincinnati and New Orleans.West Virginia University Institute of Technology 405 Fayette Pike; 304.442.3071/888.554.TECHwww.wvutech.edu Offerings include education...
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