• river flowing through forest

    Bluestone

    National Scenic River West Virginia

Stories

ruins of an old cabin
 

Walking through Bluestone National Scenic River today, one will find traces of the past; an old stone wall, a chimney or foundation protruding from the undergrowth, a headstone or cemetery seemingly lost in the forest. These tangible remains help to tell and preserve the stories of those who came before us.

 
historic photo of officers posing at a moonshine still

Moonshining on the Blue: Descending into the Bluestone Gorge on the tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, an attentive visitor may notice the moonshine still located under a huge rock overhang alongside a picturesque waterfall. The story of moonshining in this area is a testament to the subsistence lifestyles of those who once lived on the rugged land. more…

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