WV: Davis and Beyond

Apologies that this is the only image I had on my phone from our visit last night to Davis, WV where we had a great dinner at Siranni’s Italian Restaurant–the Davis answer to DogTown.

We’re headed back there for breakfast, then a day in Blackwater State Park and to Elkins for our final night of the trip.

Yesterday, my college buddy Steve and I hiked to the top of Seneca Rocks. Today we are still ambulatory!

Davis has had an interesting history and continues to make conspicuous efforts to stay alive and vital–though the Bank of Davis has changed “hands” so to speak, and now houses a massage parlor.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

One thought on “WV: Davis and Beyond”

  1. As we roam the US in our RV, we see dying towns, ghost towns, almost ghost towns, recovering towns, and crazily successful towns, thriving on wine country or other tourist attractions. They are all fun for a visitor to explore.

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