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Advantage Valley and the State Capitol

The western bookend of the Midland Trail is the Ohio River which creates the western border of WV near Kenova and Huntington. Continuing eastward through our fastest growing areas and Charleston, our capital city, this 80+ mile section of the Trail is becoming known as Advantage Valley. Along the way, Route 60 passes through the Great Kanawha River Valley, where the nation’s industrial past and present are celebrated in coal tipples, old salt works, chemical plants, locks and dams, mines and company towns, electrical power plants, roads, bridges and the passage to the Ohio River.
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 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 58
Charleston East End CMP Charleston's East End, its oldest neighborhood, listed on the national Historic register and is a vibrant community teeming with artisans, gourmet food, live music and performing arts, and unique shopping. Take a walking tour of the stately historic homes lining the streets between the Capitol Complex and Ruffner Avenue, the Kanawha River and the Historic Warehouse Distric...
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