Sunday

The New River....... not so new



I found this info from the FONR (Friends of the New River) website and thought it very interesting.

Despite its name, there is nothing new about the New River. In fact, the river is the oldest in the United States and second-oldest in the world. “I’ve heard dates of anything from 10 million to 360 million years," says FONR board member Lynn Sharp of the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History. "I usually just say it’s ancient.” The New River has its origins in northwestern North Carolina, near the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock. By the time it merges with the Gauley River in West Virginia near Charleston to form the Kanawha, it has flowed north through parts of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 1998 the New River was designated as one of fourteen American Heritage Rivers.

10 comments:

dot said...

You live in a beautiful area of our country and I love your pictures. Won't you join us for Sky Watch Friday?

oldmanlincoln said...

We went to Hinton, WV where my mother was born and saw the rivers along the way. They are nice and wild compared to some around here in Ohio.

MedaM said...

That's beautiful scene and wonderful colours.

happyone said...

What beautiful pictures of the river with the Fall colors.

JAM said...

That looks to be an amazingly beautiful place. Great shots.

Andrea said...

Beautyful place.
Great Colors.
Autumn is,in my opinion,the best season.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I must read more about this beautiful river and its history. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.

imac said...

Love the soft autumn colours and the river, look forward to seeing more.

Salty said...

I simply love the mist on the water! These pics should be on postcards, or better yet matted and framed!

Ms. Math said...

I cannot get enough of your blog! You live among extremely beuatiful scenery - I love coming here to see it!

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