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West Virginia's Blue and Gray Trail
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This project is a grass roots effort dedicated to the promotion of tourism in West Virginia by capturing the Civil War history of the region especially along State Highway 33.
Blue and Gray Trail US Hwy 33 Shenandoah
On January 1, 1938, the various roads which connected Mason City in Mason Co. to Franklin and beyond became U.S. Rte. 33, which was part of the Blue & Gray trail, and extended from St. Joseph & Benton Harbor, Michigan to Richmond, Virginia to the ocean at Norfolk. The route passes through Franklin, Mouth of Seneca, Harman, Elkins, Buckhannon, Weston, Spencer, Ripley, Evans, New Haven, and Mason City, crossing the river at Mason City to Pomeroy, Ohio. It was known as the shortest and most scenic federal highway from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, and was designated as the "Blue & Gray Trail" only after a concerted effort from the various business places and the Blue & Gray Trail Associations along it's route were successful.
Our purpose can be found on the purpose page.
The process can be found on the process page.
Our progress can be found on the progress page.
The key players in this project can be found on the people page.