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Near Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Shenandoah Lumber Company

Opened May, 1975

 
 
The Shenandoah Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
1. The Shenandoah Lumber Company Marker
Inscription.  
Patterned after the old flumes built to transport lumber out of the west coast mountains at the turn of the century, this is a classic log flume designed and manufactured for family fun.

Water flows through the trough at 3,500 gallons per minute, powered by two 100 horsepower pumps.

About 800,000 guests ride the flume every year.

Fun fact The reservoir holds 250,000 gallons of water.
 
Erected by Kings Dominion.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1975.
 
Location. 37° 50.367′ N, 77° 26.827′ W. Marker is near Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is located in the Old Virginia section of Kings Dominion Amusement Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doswell VA 23047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blue Ridge Tollway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Eiffel Tower (about 600 feet away); The Shockwave (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carrousel
Shenandoah Lumber Company image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
2. Shenandoah Lumber Company
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boo Boo's Tree Swings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wave Swinger (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
 
Loading the logs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
3. Loading the logs
Original Location of Water Wheel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
4. Original Location of Water Wheel
A water wheel existed here for many years but has been removed.
The ride begins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
5. The ride begins
View from the ride of the top of the second hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
6. View from the ride of the top of the second hill
The Shenandoah Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
7. The Shenandoah Lumber Company Marker
Log going down the second drop
Located in Kings Dominion Amusement Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, July 23, 2008
8. Located in Kings Dominion Amusement Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 13, 2022