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Date taken14-Jun-12 12:24
Date modified14-Jul-12 16:38
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length17 mm
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Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia

Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia

Valley Falls State Park in West Virginia is a place of scenic beauty and historical significance and has continued to grow in popularity with both local and out of state visitors.

Before Valley Falls became a state park, this section of the Tygart Valley River in the 1800s was a thriving railroad community and a popular recreation area. During this "boom" period, Valley Falls had a B&O Railroad Depot Station, grist mill, post office, sawmills, shops and a ferry. Between 1886 and 1888, a fire and flood swept through the community. Some repairs were made but the town never fully recovered. In 1964, the state park system acquired the falls and the surrounding land. This picturesque river gorge became Valley Falls State Park.