October 4, 2014

Lee Cabin at Lost River State Park

Near Mathias, West Virginia
In 1796, "Light Horse Harry" Lee received a 17,000-acre grant of land from the governor of Virginia in return for his impressive service during the American Revolution. The land that is now Lost River State Park was included in this grant. Lee began developing the area as a vacation spot centered around the mineral springs. After his death,  his son Charles Carter Lee inherited this property. His brother was Robert E. Lee. Robert is said to have visited the property after the Mexican War.

Linking to: Sepia Saturday

8 comments:

  1. That looks like a nice place to visit. I'll have to put that on our list of things to see and do. We went to Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls last weekend. I put up a few pictures on my blog and still have some really good pictures I need to make a post with.

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  2. An interesting slice of history. The sepia works well.

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  3. Hi there!

    Thanks for joining Ruckus and Earl for Sepia Saturday!!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl, Ethel and I at Earl's World!

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  4. This is really a great choice for Sepia. Lovely views!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. Interesting historical site and a cool sepia shot.

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  6. I bet kids had a good time playing Hide and Seek under that porch.

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  7. Quite a lot of history there. Light Horse Harry was quite a character, from what I've heard.

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  8. Happy Sepia Saturday! Great Virginia post.

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