In 1900 the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company purchased 70,000 acres of land for lumbering. A railroad was needed to transport this lumber to saw mills. Immigrants of Hungarian, Italian, and Austrian descent came to the area to build the railroad and a town rose. The town was named for Joseph Cass, one of the principal investors.
The State purchased the railroad in 1961, and in 1976, the town. Visitors may stay in the renovated rail road workers homes.
The tour up the mountain on a coal driven locomotive is a fascinating experience as you pass through memorabilia of the era.
Then up the mountain..
To the top and what a view.
What a memorable experience.
Children, (and adults, too), will love it!