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Preserving Pocahontas

Couple at Droop Overlook – circa 1940

An unidentified couple poses for a photo at the Scenic Overlook on Droop Mountain. The overlook on US Rt. 219 North was built following completion of West Virginia’s first State Park at Droop Mountain Battlefield. Motorists could look down on the Greenbrier River Valley using the moveable binoculars seen in this picture.
Courtesy of Mike Smith; ID: PHP000163

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or If you have historical records or photographs 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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