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Welcome to our Gallery, here you will find some images that we have taken of our adventures over the years. To view each of the different sub galleries, simply click on the image above each text.

NOTICE: We are still adding more albums/photo's from our old site so please bare with us! Last Updated 5/4/21

 


Balloons over Morgantown

Annual Balloons Over Morgantown Event held in Morgantown, West Virginia

Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia. These rocks have long been noted as a scenic attraction and are popular with rock climbers.
The rocks are a magnificent formation rising nearly 900 feet above the North Fork River.


Mothman Museum

In West Virginia folklore, the Mothman is a creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 12, 1966, to December 15, 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated November 16, 1966, titled “Couples See Man-Sized Bird … Creature … Something”. The national press soon picked up the reports and helped spread the story across the United States.

Tygart Lake State Park

Tygart Lake State Park sits on 391 acres along the shores of Tygart Lake in Taylor County near Grafton, West Virginia, United States.


Grafton National Cemetery

In 1867, Maj. R. C. Bates was ordered by the War Department to locate a permanent burial site for the Union soldiers who had died in hospitals and battlefields throughout West Virginia. Bates chose the Grafton location because it was relatively level in a region noted for mountainous terrain and it was near Maple Avenue Cemetery where many war dead had already been buried. The federal government appropriated the three-acre site in 1867. The steep slope was graded into three terraces with a walkway down the center that divides the cemetery into two equal parts. The first interments were in the lower two terraces: 1,252 Union soldiers, 613 of them unknown. Six-inch square markers distinguish the unknown remains. Approximately half the original interments came from Clarksburg, W.Va. Other remains were brought to the national cemetery from Wheeling, Rich Mountain and Fayette County.

Raven Rock Trail

Raven Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morgantown, WV that offers scenic views.


OBSERVATORY AT GREEN BANK

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, as well as being the world's largest movable land object. It is part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory site at Green Bank, West Virginia.

GRAVE CREEK MOUND ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX

This historic site features a mysterious 69-foot-high Native American burial mound that was built between 250 and 150 B.C.


FARMINGTON NUMBER 9 CONSOLIDATED COAL MEMORIAL

The Farmington Mine disaster was an explosion that happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. on November 20, 1968, at the Consol No. 9 coal mine north of Farmington and Mannington, West Virginia, USA. The explosion was large enough to be felt in Fairmont, almost 12 miles away. At the time, 99 miners were inside. Over the course of the next few hours, 21 miners were able to escape the mine, but 78 were still trapped. All who were unable to escape perished; the bodies of 19 of the dead were never recovered. The cause of the explosion was never determined, but the accident served as the catalyst for several new laws that were passed to protect miners.

Sago Mine Memorial

An explosion on January 2, 2006 in the Sago Coal Mine trapped 13 miners for nearly two days. One miner survived. The monument, which features the shape of a miner's helmet in granite, names all the victims.


Grafton West Virginia

Grafton is located in the heart of northern West Virginia. Nestled inside of Taylor County, Grafton is centrally located about 25 miles from Morgantown, WV and 23 miles from Clarksburg, WV.

Barrackville Covered Bridge

The Barrackville Covered Bridge spans 145 feet (44 m) in a single span across Buffalo Creek near Barrackville, West Virginia. Built in 1853 by local bridge builder Lemuel Chenoweth, the structure is a modified arched Burr truss, with siding added twenty years after the bridge's construction. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.


Rowlesburg West Virginia

Rowlesburg is a town and former coal town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States, along the Cheat River.

Fred Carley Mccoys Republic F-84F Thunder streak Plane

Fred Carley Mccoys Republic F-84F Thunder streak Plane Blacksville West Virginia He said he bought the F-84 from Morgantown back in 1963.


Celebration of Lights Morris Park

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Fairmont, and various businesses, families and individuals in the local community ​ This event is an annual fundraiser for the United Way of Marion County. Local individuals, families and businesses have sponsored over 420 lighted holiday displays for your viewing enjoyment. These displays decorate the road around Morris Park located on Pleasant Valley Road in Fairmont.

Palatine Park

Beautifully situated along the East bank of the Monongahela River, Palatine Park is a scenic riverside park in Fairmont, WV that offers walking paths, a boat launch, picnic areas, green space, and a “splash pad” water play area for children and Kayack launch.


Fort Boreman Park

Fort Boreman is the site of a Civil War fort on a hilltop overlooking the scenic valley formed by the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers at Parkersburg. Built by Union troops to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminal and the key commercial river facilities in the valley, Fort Boreman was named for West Virginia's first governor, Parkersburg citizen Arthur I. Boreman.

MARION COUNTY VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

That was a dream of Alfred Knoll who served in Vietnam from 1968 - 1969. SP5 Knoll wanted the memorial to acknowledge and recognize the service and sacrifice of all Marion Countians who were killed in Vietnam.


Dorsey Knob

Dorsey Knob is a mountain summit located off U.S. Route 119 at the southern edge of Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. Dorsey Knob is contained within a park spanning 71 acres that features the mountain's landmark Sky Rock.

Coopers Rock State Forest

Coopers Rock State Forest is a 12,747-acre (52 km2)state forest in Monongalia and Preston counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its southern edge abuts Cheat Lake and the canyon section of Cheat River, a popular whitewater rafting river in the eastern United States.

Coopers Rock State Forest gets its name from a legend about a fugitive who hid from the law near what is now the overlook. A cooper by trade, he resumed making barrels at his new mountain hideout, selling them to people in nearby communities. He lived and worked in the forest for many years.

Much of Coopers Rock was originally developed by projects of the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1936-1942. Many of these structures, including durable rustic picnic shelters made of American chestnut, exist today and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Prickett's Fort State Park

Prickett's Fort State Park is a 188-acre West Virginia state park north of Fairmont, near the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River. The park features a reconstructed refuge fort and commemorates life on the Virginia frontier during the late 18th century.

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