Welcome to Historic Beverly, West Virginia—the small town with big history!
Located between the TRA campsite and the NSS convention site, Beverly offers a variety of options for visitors to take in its long, rich history. The Beverly Heritage Center and the Randolph County Historical Society museums, located in the center of Beverly, show visitors examples of life in Beverly from the earliest settlers in the 1770s to more recent history.
Incorporated in 1890 by Stephen B. Elkins and Henry Gassaway Davis, the City of Elkins is situated in the bend of the Tygart Valley River. Working together, Elkins and Davis developed a logging empire and built the WV Central and Pittsburg Railway to accommodate their need to transport the product. This advancement provided the impetus for the growth and establishment of Elkins as a permanent community providing the necessary amenities for an expanding workforce.
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Katherine Schmid and Robin Anthony of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey have written an interesting paper describing in detail, the geology as you travel from the Pittsburgh International Airport to the NSS Convention.
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The NSS Convention will be hosted in Elkins, West Virginia in 2020 and The Robertson Association (TRA) campground will be the site of general camping for this event. This campground has been the home of the Old Timers Reunion (OTR) for 34 years. The actual event is an annual gathering of about 1,500 cavers who make the pilgrimage from around the country, Canada, Mexico and other international locations.
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You can find more information about the 2020 NSS Convention on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2019NSSConvention/