Scenic USA - West Virginia
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Points of Interest
|Photo by Amanda Haddox
Amanda Haddox Photography
St. Albans, a historic town on West Virginia's Kanawha River, has fostered a rich heritage since it was first discovered in 1742. Its boom years, from the 1880s through the 1920s, were fed by coal shipments, arrival of the C&O Railroad, and the bustle of dozens of lumber and planning mills along the Coal River.
Today, a walking tour, set up by St. Albans Historical Society, features 11 Main Street sites in the Historic District that have earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The week long Riverfest celebration, a highlight of the summer, features concerts, parades, a memorial run/walk event and plenty of entertainment for the entire family. Saturday night's firework display, by the Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge, is wonderfully captured here.
Amanda’s story behind the photograph:
St. Albans Map
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