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Fort New Salem

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1970s. South of the intersection of U.S. 50 and WV 23, north of Salem-Teikyo University

This hypothetical reconstruction of New Salem's original 1790s settlement, begun as a project of the Salem College Heritage Arts Program, has grown to become an important regional folklife educational center. More than a dozen one- and two-story log buildings from the surrounding region have been reconstructed and outfitted as a general store, print shop, tavern, meetinghouse, and cabins. During summer months, costumed interpreters use the fort in living history programs interpreting the lifestyle that pioneers once experienced in such surroundings.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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