Thursday, August 9, 2012

Droop Mountain

Droop Mountain is a small mountain in the Allegheny range of southeast West Virginia.  It was the scene of one of West Virginia's most important battles during the Civil War.  Droop Mountain formed a barrier to north-south passage along the west bank of the Greenbrier River, blocking troop movements.  A determined Union attack on November 6, 1863 drove off Confederate defenders.

The rain made our visit even more cozy.  The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built the structures in 1930.

The Confederate Cemetery was covered in mounds of green moss with no solders' names.  The texture paste symbol at the bottom of my layout was meant to depict the moss.




10 comments:

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! How cool does this look! Great page!

Connie said...

Love, love, love it. Love the picture from inside the museum. I've never gotten one that good, but I'm sure I never had the quality camera you guys do. Love your interpretation of "moss" at the bottom.

Heather McMahon said...

I love following your blog Cindy - I'm getting a new lesson in American history each time!

Shona said...

so so cool Cindy, love the texture paste symbol :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous, Cindy!! Love the texture paste and barbed wire down the sides!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Alia said...

You're always on a new adventure! :)

KellyCreates said...

Awesome shot of Bob with umbrella, framing him through the doorway! Love how you used the texture paste !

Heather Landry said...

I really love the textured paste on the bottom of the page. Really cool embellishment.

Micupoftea~ said...

History! Love it. That's why I loved all our trips to PA, Virginia & NY...I like visiting shops and restaurants but HISTORY is my fav. Looks like you are on a roll with your LOs!
xo

reneabouquets said...

Love all the details and the overall design is so FABulous!