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Mile 95
Gauley Bridge CMP   At Gauley Bridge, the New and Gauley Rivers merge to create the Great Kanawha River, which flows to the Sate Capitol and eventually into the Ohio River. As eastbound visitors round the bend at Glen Ferris (MM-93) they get their first view of the merged rivers. Gauley Bridge was first explored in 1671, when Captain Thomas Batts discovered and claimed the area east of Kana...
Mile 92
Seasonal Waterfalls CMPTwelve Seasonal Waterfalls Water cascades over rugged sandstone outcroppings on the north side of Route 60 from Falls View to Gauley Bridge (MM-92 - MM-97). Plus the dramatic Kanawha Falls on the south side of Route 60 (MM-93). At the waterfall pulloffs, notice above the falls the remains of the original Midland Trail as conceived by George Washington and completed to C...
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/ Offerings include education...
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