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An Environmental History of Canaan Valley

Author:
Carvell, Kenneth L.
Source:
Southeastern naturalist 2015 v.14 no.sp7 pp. 428-432
ISSN:
1528-7092
Subject:
USDA Forest Service, conservation programs, logging, planting, railroads, wildfires, United States
Abstract:
Today's visitors to Canaan Valley know little about its former impenetrability and remoteness. Canaan Valley's colorful parade of historical events began with the arrival of pioneer settlers and was followed by establishment of logging camps and railroads, devastating wildfires, and later, the US Forest Service era of planting and conservation programs. Recently, the Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls were developed as lodging and recreational facilities to help make Canaan Valley a vacation destination.
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4666335