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Lansing in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New River Gorge National River

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New River Gorge National River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
1. New River Gorge National River Marker
Inscription. What is so special here? Why did the United States Congress in 1978 add New River Gorge to America’s system of National Parks? Because at New River Gorge National River there is:

(Inscriptions under the images-left to right, top to bottom)
*An ancient river of intriguing geology and form *Extraordinary scenic beauty *An unusual diversity of plants and animals *An irreplaceable memory of American mines and railroads *Superb recreation, especially fishing and boating.

In the words of Congress, New River Gorge National Rive was established; “for the purpose of conversing and interpreting outstanding, natural, scenic, and historic values and objects in and around the New River Gorge and preserving as a free-flowing stream an important segment of the New River in West Virginia for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.” Public Las 95-625, November 10, 1978.

Natural, scenic, and historic---a free-flowing stream---New River Gorge National River, part of a nationwide system of parks preserving American’s heritage.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 38° 4.212′ N, 81° 4.56′ W. Marker is in Lansing, West Virginia, in Fayette County

New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
2. New River Gorge National River
. Marker is on Visitor Center Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Canyon Rim Visitor Center New River Gorge National River. Marker is in this post office area: Lansing WV 25862, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New River Gorge Scenic Drives (a few steps from this marker); The Deceptive Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); New River (within shouting distance of this marker); Smoke, Coke, Coal, and Kaymoor (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail to Bridge Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Townsend's Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fayetteville Town Park (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
New River Gorge Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
3. New River Gorge Bridge
Inside the Visitor Center-New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
4. Inside the Visitor Center-New River Gorge National River
Inside the Visitor Center-New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
5. Inside the Visitor Center-New River Gorge National River
Sign at the entrance-New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
6. Sign at the entrance-New River Gorge National River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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