Preserving Pocahontas

Cheek Plaque at Watoga – circa 1937

Workers with the Civilian Conservation Corps are erecting a plaque in memory of T. M. Cheek on Pyles Mountain at Watoga State Park. Mr. Cheek was the first chief of the West Virginia State Parks. Photo courtesy of Mark Mengele, ID PHP000372

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or If you have photographs, slides, negatives or historical records to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email Prints of photographs are available.

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