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.
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…
Did You Know?
Lilly, a small community on the Bluestone River, was removed due to construction of the Bluestone Dam in 1949. Remains from 149 graves were exhumed and relocated. Remnants of the foundations of a church, school, and homes can be seen at the former townsite.