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Old 08-26-2009, 09:24 AM   #826
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2nd side of marker - Nellis.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:27 AM   #827
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Indian Camp located at the Drawdy Falls Park on Rt.3.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:29 AM   #828
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A closer view of Indian Camp.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:39 AM   #829
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The only cliff I could see was small...
possibly higher upon the mountian.
Next to the cliff is a waterfall for which
Drawdy park is named. Sorry I couldn't get a better view.
There are several levels of falls. Trees block the view.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:40 AM   #830
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:44 AM   #831
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Drawdy Falls Park has been around quite sometime.
I remember coming here for family reunions when I
was a small child (over 40 yrs. ago).

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:49 AM   #832
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John Edward Kenna.
Marker is located near Indian Camp marker.

John E. Kenna

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Kenna, between 1870 and 1880


John Edward Kenna (April 10, 1848 January 11, 1893) was an American politician who was a Senator from West Virginia from 1883 until his death.
Kenna was born near St. Albans, in Kanawha County, Virginia, which became part of the state of West Virginia in 1863. He had little education, and at the age of 16 he served in the "Iron Brigade" with General Joseph O. Shelby in the Confederate States Army and was wounded. After returning home, he read law and was admitted to the bar in 1870. He became very active in the emerging Democratic Party of West Virginia.
He rose from prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County in 1872 to Justice pro tempore of the county circuit in 1875, and to the United States House of Representatives in 1876. While in the House he championed railroad legislation and crusaded for aid for slack-water navigation to help the coal, timber, and salt industries in his state. These activities earned him a seat in the United States Senate in 1883, where he continued fighting for his two causes.
Kenna became Democratic minority leader and emerged as a powerful and controversial speaker on the issue of the independence of the executive branch of the government. He forcefully defended President Grover Cleveland on several issues and indicted the Senate Republican majority for failure to pass tariff reforms. His brilliant career was cut short with his sudden death at the age of 44 on January 11, 1893.
In 1901, the state of West Virginia donated a marble statue of Kenna to the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection.
John E. Kenna (NSHC statue)





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Old 08-26-2009, 09:52 AM   #833
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Peytona marker is located on the Rt3 next to the Peytona, Church of Christ.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:55 AM   #834
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This is the site of the 1855 Lock & Dam on Big Coal River.

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Coal Discovered marker located at Peytona.

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John Peter Salley was born in Germany and traveled to America in the early 18th century. He was an explorer who led expeditions of discovery from Canada to Florida. He discovered coal in Boone County in West Virginia near the coal river and the city of Racine. He was born in the early 18th century. He was last seen in what is now present day Florida. His companions were John Howard, Josiah Howard, and Charles St. Clair. wanted poster.


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Old 08-26-2009, 10:30 AM   #836
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The Indian mound marker located on MacCorkle & Oak St. in South Charleston is missing. A man told me it hadn't been gone too long.
Perhaps its being restored...?

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Old 08-26-2009, 10:43 AM   #837
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World War Monument and State Capitol marker located in sm. park on Lee & Capitol St. Nice shady place to sit and relax during a shopping day or lunch break.

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State Capitol marker (last of 4).

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Old 08-29-2009, 12:54 PM   #839
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Rt 19, west side of road. Confirmed Missing





Didn't see any remains, but it's been (correctly) listed as missing for awhile.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:25 PM   #840
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Capitol Steps with Bikes

For a complete review of this weekend's activities, click here.

Mr Joe Gieger, Director of the WV Archives and History Division, met us to give us a tour of the Culture Center and gave us autographed Markers handbooks. (He is in charge of the whole Markers program statewide). It was truly an honor to spend the day with him.



(L-R) Pnoman, WVChrome, Some Mook, Intothenew, Mr Joe Geiger.




Across the street at the Historical Marker. (L-R) Some Mook, WVCHrome, Mr Joe Geiger, Intothenew, Pnoman.
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