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Massanutten, a 50-mile-long mountain range, ends in a striking peak in the Shenandoah Valley of western Virginia, splitting the Blue Ridge Mountains fromthe Alleghenies and the North and South Forks of theShenandoah River. Once an area where Native Americansdwelled and perhaps cultivated the land, Massanutten boasted healing springs that blossomed to become a four-season resort. Private homes intermingle with a conference center, timeshares, and condominiums in an area of preserved woodland heritage. This volume chronicles the history and development of this part of the mountain range, from its use as a Civil War lookout point to a modern-day ski resort complete with golfing and a water park. Included are glimpses of sports, business, and political notables like Lance Armstrong, Del Webb, and Bob Mathias, who have made their marks here—either as guests or in the development of the resort itself.
ISBN: 9780738552514
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Included in this history are photographs from private collections, libraries, newspapers, historical society archives, and the resort's several owners. Author Christine Michaels lives at Massanutten and is a chamber of commerce executive. A former journalist, she has been a freelance writer for local and national publications on history, biographies, and travel.
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