Located about halfway between Clarksburg and Shinnston on Rt 19, Spelter is the location of an old zinc mine that DuPont ran for several years. DuPont sold it in 1950, but repurchased it later to do cleanup. It has had to pay out millions in lawsuits and cleanup costs. Rt 19 is a good ride, but like I said on the earlier post, it does have occasional slow traffic and big trucks. Avoid the traffic, and it's a very enjoyable ride.
Historic Marker on Rt 19 at Spelter turnoff. South-facing inscription.
Same sign at Rt 19 Spelter turnoff - North Facing side of sign.
View of Marker and train bridge.
All that's left of the original zinc mine is this old house.
Beautiful downtown Spelter. It even has a nice Methodist Church (to the left of my bike). I wonder if this town used to be like Coalwood before the zinc mine closed? It seemed nice and quiet when I stopped there.