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Animal Behavior and the Mason Dixon Line

August 31, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

Animal behavior is fascinating. Meet at Blackwater Falls Lodge for an introduction to animals found at Blackwater Falls and then car caravan to the winter sled run for exploration. Plan on about 90 minutes of discovery and about a mile of easy walking. Naturalists Paulita Cousin and Doug Wood invite the public to attend. All ages welcomed. Animal behavior begins at 10:30 a.m.

The Mason-Dixon Survey (the 250th anniversary was in 2017) and the treaties of Fort Stanwix and Hard Labor (250th anniversary in 2018) interpretative program begins at 8:00 p.m. at Blackwater Falls Conference Center. Noted historian/naturalist Doug Wood explains and illustrates those treaties that led to the dissolution of the Proclamation boundary of 1763, otherwise known as the Allegheny Front, in favor of the Ohio River as a boundary between the King’s lands and the American Indians’ lands. This led to the settlement of lands west of the Allegheny Front. Anyone interested in West Virginia history and American history or curious about how boundaries were established more than 250 years ago will enjoy this entertaining and informational program.

Blackwater Falls State Park offers overnight lodging accommodations in Blackwater Falls 54 room lodge, 39 cabins or 65 unit campground. Reservations can be made by calling: 304-259-5216.


August 31, 2018
9:01 pm