Burnwood, Canyon Rim, Glade Creek, Grandview, and Thurmond
4th – 6th
1. List three reasons why the completion of the railroad was so important
2. List and describe jobs that were associated with the operation of the railroad
3. Explain what happened to the railroad throughout the years
Riding the Rails Scavenger Hunt
People of the Rails
History/Social Sciences- SS.4.4.3, SS.4.4.4, SS.WV.4.4, SS.WV.4.8, SS.WV.5.2, SS.WV.5.3,
Did You Know?
The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.