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George Washington Trail In West Virginia


SITE XIII:
GEORGE WASHINGTON & THE TROUGH ROMNEY

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George Washington traveled through the famous Trough on his first surveying trip in 1748. He wrote in his journal that: "the Trough is a couple of ledges of mountain impassable running side and side together for about 7 or 8 miles and the river down between them."

Today, the Trough in Hampshire County still encloses the South Branch of the Potomac River and is still impassable except by river or railroad. Float trips are a popular pastime but the favorite way through is on the Potomac Eagle excursion train. The train ride starts just outside of Romney, a town Washington knew well, and next door to Wappocomo, a large brick colonial house built in 1774 and still in the hands of the original family.

Eagle spotting in the Trough is the game on the Potomac Eagle which runs tours May through October. Call 800-22-EAGLE.




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