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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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    The WV Department of Highways and the Federal Highways Administration is replacing the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge on Route 41 in the town of Prince. Construction will require temporary full river traffic closures and long term river detours. More »

Hidden History Photo Contest

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National Bank of Thurmond (2013 Best in Show)
Leah Perkowski-Sisk

Enter the 2014 Hidden History Photo Contest!

Celebrate the riches of southern West Virginia’s cultural heritage through photography. Enter the Hidden History Photo Contest! This contest is open to West Virginia amateur photographers. Winning photos will be displayed on-line and at several historic southern West Virginia locations. Entry deadline: August 19, 2014.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 Hidden History Photo Contest. Check out all of the 2013 entries below:


Did You Know?

Peregrine Falcon

Between 1987 and 1991, over thirty peregrine falcons were released within New River Gorge. Think you saw one? If so, please contact the park wildlife biologist at (304) 465-6542. More...