Prickett's fort state park drew me in.............
"Got lost at route 3..."
But found myself near this park, so we spent the night in a (lousy) hotel then came to visit the next morning before we got back on the road.
prickett's fort is just north of fairmont, W Va, and the scenery is just magnificent in late fall. The trees were brilliantly colored, and the road was twisty curvy narrow and a heck of a lot of fun to drive.
We wanted to see the historic sites in the park and just managed to see them as the park is closed from November to April. (probably due to a lot of snow and ice)
As the guide there said "Prickett's Fort State Park uses a living history style of interpretation to preserve, document and exhibit the past. " Cool. lots of cute young things running around in period costume! loved it! Bought a couple of cool postal cards as the camera chip was full.
Pricketts Fort was never directly attacked by Indians and written records of any interactions between people living on the grounds of the fort and American Indians is sparse, but that didn't stop the state parks people from setting up a native american homesite and tell the visitors how the settlers were "terrified of" the native americans. Poppycock!.