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Point Pleasant Battle Monument State Park

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Tu-Endie-Wei Park
Various dates. South end of Main St., south of 1st St., northeast side of confluence of Ohio and Kanawha rivers
  • (West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

The name Tu-Endie-Wei is a misrendering of a Wyandot (not Shawnee) Indian term that means “triangular point of land at the confluence of rivers.” While it well describes the site, it has no validity regarding this particular point and is a twentieth-century appellation. The park was purposely left outside the Point Pleasant floodwall, and here the traditional relationship between land and water remains. With its many associations, this is one of West Virginia's most historic spots.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Point Pleasant Battle Monument State Park", [Point Pleasant, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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