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The Canyon is over 1,000 feet deep.  'Emmett Carmichael, Agent, Wellsburg, W.Va.'
'West Virginia is often called the mother of rivers.  Here, through the green forests of the Blackwater Canyon, near Davis, runs the clear waters of the upper Monongahela River on its downstream course.'  This print may be reproduced only with the credit line: U. S. Forest Service.
View overlooking Blackwater River in Blackwater Canyon in Davis, W. Va.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.View of Blackwater Canyon and Blackwater River during second growth.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.A skidder set, used for logging and lumber production, can be seen here overlooking the Blackwater Canyon.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker Country during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
The overhead, or cableway skidder, used several different cables raised at both ends, from the skidder to trees above the loading area, and allowed loggers to raise log loads above ground obstructions in order to move them.This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.The image shows a bleak looking view of "Blackwater Canyon after logging and before fire" with logging machines in the background on top of a mountain.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
The overhead, or cableway skidder, used several different cables raised at both ends, from the skidder to trees above the loading area, and allowed loggers to raise log loads above ground obstructions in order to move them. The skidder in this image is located on a snowy mountain and is covered in ice.This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
The overhead, or cableway skidder, used several different cables raised at both ends, from the skidder to trees above the loading area. It allowed loggers to raise log loads above ground obstructions in order to move them. The skidder in this image is covered in ice.This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
The overhead, or cableway skidder, used several different cables raised at both ends, from the skidder to trees above the loading area, and allowed loggers to raise log loads above ground obstructions in order to move them. The skidder in this image is shown moving several logs.This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.The Babcock Lumber and Boom Company bought the Blackwater Lumber and Boom Company from the Thompson family in 1907. It shut down in 1924.  The image shows a train falling from the edge of a mountain.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County in the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.The two men pose next to the "Headworks" invented by Fred Viering (right) of Babcock Lumber. Also shown is skidded Lumber from Blackwater Canyon and Red Run Canyon, W. Va.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.Fred Viering of Babcock Lumber with Overhead Skidder
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.From Dobbin House, Davis, W. Va