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Winter tale recalls deadly aspect of Allegheny Mountains in W.Va.

Snow at Seneca Rocks, Pendleton County, Potomac Branches RegionThe Allegheny Mountains in eastern West Virginia grow treacherous in winter—and hardly more so than along the western front of that range, which bears the brunt of blizzards off the Monongahela Valley. In 1885, twenty-year-old James B. Helmick came face-to-face with the savagery of the Alleghenies while hunting on Backbone Mountain. His tale, recounted in […]


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