On May 26th, Friends of Blackwater unveiled 5 new historic interpretive signs near the town of Thomas. These signs help bring to life the industrial heyday of Tucker County, when the railroad helped create an economic boom and connected rural West Virginia to the rest of the country. We celebrated with a guided tour, led by local historian Chuck Nichols. Over 30 people attended, and got a chance to check out the new signs while hearing stories about what life was once like in the communities of Thomas and Coketon.
These signs were made possible by support from our members, as well as the West Virginia Humanities Council and the Tucker County Cultural District Authority. Thank you to those supporters, and to everyone who attended the hike on Saturday!
Want to do a self-guided tour? You can download a pamphlet on the new signs here.