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Uploaded on Jul 8, 2009
See West Virginia and its state parks as they were in 1935, from the Green Brier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs to CCC men working on the Lost River Park. Also featured are Cacapon and Watoga state parks and the town of Berkley.
This film focuses on State Parks of West Virginia. In part 1, views of cities, factories, steel furnaces, hydroelectric plants, rivers, canals, and locks depict the State's industries and waterways. It shows Green Brier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs and the town of Berkeley. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) men work in Lost River Park. Tourists ride horses, picnic at an outdoor table, and examine an old house. Children crippled by polio perform handicraft and sunbathe in Berkeley hospital. In part 2, visitors to Cacapon State Park ride bicycles and horses. It shows the forest, the artificial lake, picnickers, wild turkey, and deer. Visitors to Watoga State Park picnic, swim, and fish.