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History Alive!: Cass Scenic Railroad
August 5 All day
Two noted individuals of American History will be portrayed at Cass Scenic Railroad on Saturday, August 5, 2023 – Stonewall Jackson and Mark Twain. Find us at the Cass Scenic Railroad Depot.
History Alive! presents Stonewall Jackson
Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (then Virginia) Jackson was an orphan who became a renowned name in military history. He is regarded as a tactical genius and a relentless battlefield commander. General Jackson was a devoutly religious man whose death by friendly fire was a crushing blow to Confederate hopes for victory. Stonewall Jackson is portrayed by Doug Riley. This 9:30AM presentation is open to the public and free to attend. You do not have to be taking a train ride to take advantage of this History Alive! program. Hope to see you at the Depot.
History Alive! presents Mark Twain
The West Virginia Humanities Council presents Mark Twain portrayed by Doug Riley as one of many History Alive programs in West Virginia. Mark Twain, the pen name of Samuel Clemens, arrives at 12:30 PM at the depot and is portrayed by Doug Riley. Twain will also be a passenger on the Whitaker Train trip. Trains and boats were transportation that Twain often mentions in quips and stories.
Mark Twain is celebrated as one of America’s great authors and humorists. As our young country rapidly grew into an international power in the second half of the 19th century, Twain shared his observations through writing and speeches. His best-known novels are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but his work included nonfiction, magazine articles, monographs, and commentaries that provide interesting insight into the American story.
The History Alive! program features scholars from around the state who portray historical figures. This presentation is a History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council and free to attend and open to the public.