The Elkins Depot Dispatch (June 2021)

THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635-7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com The Welcome Center has opened its doors! In mid-May the Welcome Center opened its doors to visitors after having operated out of a window for several months. We do ask that you please wear a mask while in the building. We are so excited to welcome guests inside again! Join Monongahela National Forest to Celebrate […]

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History in These Hills: The First Campaign of the Civil War

Did you know that West Virginia was home to the first land battle of the American Civil War? Specifically, Randolph County and the surrounding area? This particular area of the state is full of Civil War history. Discover for yourself the story of how the Civil War began, how it shaped our county, and how West Virginia became the 35th state in the Union through our museums […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch, May 2021

May, 2021, Issue No. 8 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Happy Spring! Events and live music are beginning to pick-up again! Check out our calendar for events happening around the county. Heritage Highlight: Discover the Civil War in Randolph County The West Virginia Civil War Trails program invites you to explore the sites of America’s Civil War. Here in Randolph County you can find […]

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Interesting West Virginia Natives

You are probably already familiar with quite a few famous people from West Virginia like Jennifer Gardner or Brad Paisley, but you may not realize that the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound or a female NASA mathematician also called West Virginia home. West Virginia is full of unique, talented people. Here are 4 interesting natives of West Virginia. Katherine Johnson […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (April 2021)

April, 2021, Issue No. 7 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635-7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com Welcome Center Hours The Welcome Center has new hours! We will be open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm. If you’re in town and looking for spring activity recommendations or have any questions, stop by, we’d love to see you! Looking for new ramp recipes? We […]

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Well-Known Musicians from West Virginia

West Virginia talent spans beyond Country music, although we have a few of those stars also. A Grammy winning soul artist and Christian artist, both have West Virginia Roots. Kathy Mattea Kathy Mattea, born in South Charleston, West Virginia, is a two-time Grammy winning country singer. She has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and received Grammys for her song […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch, March 2021

THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635-7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com Happy Ramp Season! Although we are disappointed that the 2021 Ramp and Rail Festival has been cancelled, we are looking forward to celebrating this local delicacy at the 12th Annual Ramps and Rail Festival on April 23, 2022. With or without the festival, the ramps will soon be ready to dig and prepare […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch – February 2021

February, 2021, Issue No. 5 THE ELKINS DEPOT DISPATCH THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635-7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com The Welcome Center has been off to a good start in 2021 Elkins and the surrounding area have gotten more snow than usual in the last two months. This is great news for all you skiers. It has also made for some great winter […]

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West Virginia’s Famous Sports Figures

Everyone loves a story about a hometown kid making it big in sports. These figures can serve as inspiration and encourage others to dream big too. Check out these short biographies on some of West Virginia’s hometown athletes and sports figures that made it to the big leagues. Dellas Gainer Del Gainer, born in Montrose, West Virginia in 1886, grew up in a farming family. […]

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Lights! Camera! Action! West Virginia’s Celebrities!

You’ve probably heard the names, but did you know the following celebrities are West Virginia born and/or raised? From classics like the Addams Family to game show hosts and Hollywood stars, you’ll find West Virginians in the cast. Highlighted below are just a few of West Virginia’s celebrities.   Ted Cassidy Ted Cassidy, famous for his role of Lurch Addams in The Addams Family series, […]

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