Preserving Pocahontas

Watoga State Park Admin Building – circa 1938

The Administration Building at Watoga State Park was constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Watoga and Camp Seebert using blight-killed chestnut and defective hardwood timber salvaged from the area. Lumber was produced by a mill located on the park. Watoga is West Virginia’s largest state park. (Courtesy of Mark Mengele ID: PHP000361)

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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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