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Dan Schultz began working with the Traveling 219 Project as an AmeriCorps Vista in the fall of 2012. A newcomer to West Virginia, he has always been fascinated by the the mountains, having previously lived in the mountains of Arizona and Guatemala. Dan is from the route 219 state of Maryland, where he studied history at the University of Maryland and developed an interest in the history and the culture of the nearby Appalachian mountains. He also has experience working at and interning with the National Archives and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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Allegheny Echoes: Learning W. Va. Old Time Music at its Source

Allegheny Echoes: Learning W. Va. Old Time Music at its Source

July 11, 2014 |

For one week each June, Marlinton, West Virginia lights up with the sound of fiddles and banjos. The weeklong workshop, Allegheny Echoes, attracts nearly 150 students each year to the mountains of Pocahontas County to play and learn traditional West Virginia old-time music. The epicenter of Allegheny Echoes is the Marlinton Motor Inn, where classes […]

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House in Frankford

House in Frankford

July 10, 2014 |

Found this photo from this winter of a beautiful old house in Frankford in Greenbrier County. Anyone know the story behind it? Click here to see more Traveling 219 photos from the road!

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Rainbow over U.S. Route 219

Rainbow over U.S. Route 219

July 1, 2014 |

A beautiful rainbow in Hillsboro in Pocahontas County on Monday evening.     For more amazing photos from the road click here!  

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Little Levels Heritage Fair

Little Levels Heritage Fair

June 30, 2014 |

The 17th Annual Little Levels Heritage Fair was held this past weekend at the historic Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro in Pocahontas County.  Events included music, an old fashioned barbecue pig roast, arts and crafts vendors, and parades through town. The fair also celebrated Pearl S. Buck’s birthday, as well as the 100th anniversary of […]

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Civil War Sites Along (and near) U.S. Rt. 219

Civil War Sites Along (and near) U.S. Rt. 219

June 10, 2014 |

You can zoom in and out of this map and click & drag it to move around and explore it. Click on the different colored markers for more information on that particular civil war site.   Timeline of Events in West Virginia during the Civil War along or near U.S. Route 219. 1861: June 3, […]

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Barn Panorama near Hillsboro

Barn Panorama near Hillsboro

June 9, 2014 |

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Fishing the Mountains Streams (part 2)

Fishing the Mountains Streams (part 2)

June 6, 2014 |

Today, fly-fishing in West Virginia is a big sport that attracts thousands of visitors each year to the mountain state. The streams of the Monongahela National Forest in Pocahontas County, are some of the best known for trout fishing in the region. With warmer weather arriving in spring, we decided to check out some of […]

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Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

June 4, 2014 |

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Dare to Be Square – Helvetia

Dare to Be Square – Helvetia

June 2, 2014 |

The annual Dare to be Square square dancing workshop weekend was held in Helvetia, West Virginia this past weekend. Helvetia is about 20 miles from U.S. Route 219 at Mill Creek, in Randolph County. Helvetia is a little Swiss village in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains that also hosts one of our favorite annual […]

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Fishing the Mountain Streams

Fishing the Mountain Streams

May 30, 2014 |

When spring arrives and the weather begins to get warmer in the Allegheny Mountains along U.S. Route 219, many locals and visitors grab their rods and reels and begin heading to the Monongahela National Forest. Some of the best trout fishing in the region can be found here in these cool mountain streams. Fishing has […]

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