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Ominous "McKinley Rock" attracts sightseers in New River Gorge

David Sibray points to the profile of President William McKinley, blasted into a cliff near Thurmond in 1901.High above the ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, the frowning stone profile of a man silently watches over the New River Gorge, as it has since 1901. Blasted by chance during the construction of a railroad, the visage terrified so many workers—who considered it an ill omen—that construction on the line was halted. Later […]


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Ominous "McKinley Rock" attracts sightseers in New River Gorge

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