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History Alive! Gabriel Arthur at Cass

August 7, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sharing influences in West Virginia’s history at Cass Scenic Railroad includes History Alive! and a first-person portrayal of Gabriel Arthur. Believed to be the first white person to see the Kanawha Valley in 1674, his relatively unknown story predates West Virginia’s statehood. Familiar with the Cherokee, Yuchi and Shawnee languages, his expedition from Fort Henry in 1673 and return in 1674 is a colorful story shared.

Join us at 11:30 a.m. at the Cass Company Store for some insight into America’s history during the late 1600s through the journey of Gabriel Arthur.

The Gabriel Arthur presentation is a History Alive! program made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State Park system interpretive programming services at Cass Scenic Railroad State Parks. Start time is 11:30 a.m. Program lasts about one hour. Family-friendly. Excellent opportunity for home school or summer class consideration. Questions and conversation. Open to the public at no cost.

BTW – If you’re looking for good food when at Cass, the Last Run Restaurant (located in the Company Store Building) posts daily specials and hours on their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/lastrunrestaurant/ Check out the local produce, desserts and ice cream bar.

For more information, contact Cass Scenic Railroad State Park at 304-456-4300 or cassrailroad@wv.gov.

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