The first stop was across the Greenbrier River from the Greenbrier Military Academy’s summer camp, also known as Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca. Assessment of the water quality shows it to be consistent with measures taken at other locations along the river throughout the week.
From there, we drove to the C & O Historical Society Museum in Clifton Forge, Virginia. The helpful staff gave us an informative tour of the museum and the historic railroad artifacts there. Of particular interest to many in the group was the antique steam locomotive (C & O Engine 614) that has been restored for the Greenbrier Resort. When in use, this locomotive was documented to exceed 100 miles per hour in ideal track conditions. We enjoyed lunch in the restored historic club car when diners once enjoyed elegant meals in the golden age of rail travel.We left Clifton Forge a little before 2 pm and traveled toward Cabell County. With everyone pitching in, the vans were quickly cleaned out and prepared for return to the Enterprise rental agency. We were all very tired and happy to be home but anxious to put the newly acquired knowledge into place in classrooms.
Many in our group have already submitted lesson plans that incorporate the timber and rail industries in the state. As these lesson plans come in, they will be made available from links on the right side of this blog.
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