Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Beckley , West Virginia

Reader Karen T. writes to complain that I never mention the Southern part of West Virginia, or the Mining history.
Karen sent the following information about her city of BECKLEY, West Virginia.
We love putt putt (miniature golf) and Karen tell me Beckley has the best miniature golf course in the tri state. I must pass along this information to Uncle Reemas who loves putt putt even more than I do.
Karen goes on to say in Beckley one can ski in the winter, fish all seasons, play putt putt, shop, and that they have a Gabriel Brothers Discount Store and some of the very best weekend flea markets in the country. Karen reports buying Blenko and WV Glass for pennys
The following information is from Karen's email and was taken from the Beckley West Virginia Web site.
Visit Beckley, West Virginia, and you will find many scenic and recreational opportunities awaiting you. Two of the most unique attractions are the Beckley Exhibition Coal and the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. These popular institutions officially joined in 2002, in an effort to portray the history, culture and character of this uncommon coal-mining region. The Exhibition Coal Mine is the largest and most popular coal heritage destination in the region. After years of planning, the Exhibition Coal Mine has recently completed an extensive renovation that includes a newly opened 14,000 sq. foot, Rahall Company Store, visitor center, coal museum, fudgery and gift shop. A visit will begin here with the purchase of a ticket and a visit to the extensive collection of mining artifacts and tools, geological specimens, photographs, and other features of early life among the coal towns of southern West Virginia
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine PO Box 2514 Beckley WV 25801 (304)256-1747 (FAX)304-256-1798 Renda Morris - Executive Director rmorris@beckleymine.com or mailto:info@beckleymine.com

"The best miniature golf course
you'll ever play."
- West Virginia: An Explorer's Guide


Phani said...

I am not sure Karen, Have you seen Maggie's Jungle Miniature golf in Gilbertsville, KY on US641? Nothing can beat that. Its the best in West KY, who knows could be best in KY too. Which tri-states are we talking now? KY, WV and VA? or OH?

Historical Information on coal mines etc are always welcome and great to go thru.

Anonymous said...

U must try this, I take my neices and nephews 2 -4 times each summer
this, Oglebay and Camden Park are
'coolest treats' for kids.
Mel B.

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