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History Alive! Ostenaco, Cherokee warrior at Cass

August 7, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sharing influences in West Virginia’s history at Cass Scenic Railroad includes History Alive! and a first-person portrayal of Ostenaco (ca. 1703-1780). Join us at 3:30 p.m. at the Cass Company Store for insight into America’s history during the 1700s.

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 their extensive menu, local produce, desserts and ice cream bar.

About Ostenaco – A Cherokee warrior

During the French and Indian War, Ostenaco was a leader of Cherokee warriors who allied with Virginia military leaders against northern tribes fighting with the French. His leadership provided a vital alliance for the British colonial settlements in much of present West Virginia.

Ostenaco’s influence contributed significantly to the expansion of English-speaking people into Western Virginia. Ostenaco is portrayed by Doug Wood of Hurricane, WV, at the Cass Scenic Railroad’s Company Store. Start time is 3:30 p.m. Program lasts about one hour. Family-friendly. Questions and conversation. Open to the public at no cost.

Ostenaco 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 Park.

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

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