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October 9, 2018

Photo: The Dun Glen (Dunglen) Hotel (NPS)

Few people know about the tiny town of Thurmond, West Virginia. Often referred to as the "Dodge City of the East," it was a wild town found deep within the New River Gorge. Today, this town is part of New River Gorge National River, a unit of the National Park System. It also has an incredibly interesting story to tell!

Thurmond Becomes a Boom Town

The town was incorporated in 1900, named for Confedera...

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