Friday, August 19, 2011

Historic Travelers

Bob has Fridays off so I occasionally take a vacation day then to join him. Last Friday we drove to historic Beverly, West Virginia near Elkins. There is a beautiful heritage center there, an historic cemetery and a Civil War battlefield. We even ate lunch in a place called "The Soldier's Skillet".

When we traveled to the top of Rich Mountain where the battle was fought, I started out by saying "Why would you have a battle 5 miles up a mountain?" Silly me, look at the view. I soon learned from reading the heritage center signage that the road was the original "Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike" the horse and wagon route from the Shenandoah Valley to the Ohio River. It was one the troops wanted to secure!

I got the idea for my journaling from one of the Heritage Center displays: "The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike shaped the identities of the town of Beverly. As travelers on this road, we became part of the legacy, bringing it full circle."

The pin package and pins were purchased at the heritage center.
Check out this photo from the heritage center--the beautiful draping on the display is where I got the inspiration for my design.

August, 2011


Margo said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your LO !
Fantastic pictures !

Renee VanEpps said...

Cindy this is a GORGEOUS page!!! Love those flowing MME pieces, the distressed edges around the pics, beautiful flowers, all of it is just stunning!

Amy said...

Awesome page!

KellyCreates said...

Wonderful work, Cindy! Enjoyed the history lesson and the design is awesome, especially those banners hanging along the sides!