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Mile 88
Boomer & Alloy CMP   The town of Boomer grew up around the coal industry. A large, five to six-foot-thick seam of coal running through the hills above Boomer drew mining operations as early as 1896. The Kanawha and Michigan Railroad's completion from Malden to Gauley Bridge allowed the formation of Boomer Coal and Coke operation, whose three mines were some of the most productive in the dist...
Mile 71
Quincy CMP Quincy Center, situated in historic Eastern Kanawha County, occupies an area that was once a country road and is the oldest tract of continually farmed land along the Midland Trail, Cows and horses grazing in the bright green pastures were a common sight for yesteryear's travelers. Now, U.S. Route 60 is a major highway link and the region is a hub of commercial activity. Whether you a...
Mile 68
Pioneer History CMP Belle, originally named Reynolds after local store owner Robert Reynolds, was renamed Belle, after Mr. Reynolds' daughter, when the post office informed them another town named Reynolds already existed in WV. Descendants of the Reynolds family still operate the Old Stone House (1810) in Belle, the historical home of salt-maker Samuel Shrewsbury, and the oldest house of its typ...
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