Posts Tagged Shenandoah National Park
Book explores memories of Appalachians forced to leave their land to build National Parks, dams and roads
Imagine being told the government needed your land and you had a few weeks or months to move. This happened to thousands of people, to make room for national parks, and hydroelectric dams. Roxy Todd spoke with the editor of a new book, called “Lost in Transition,” about those who were forced to leave home.
In May of 1996, two young women were murdered in Shenandoah National Park. The crime scene was just half a mile from the popular Skyland Lodge, and the park was crowded with holiday hikers, but to this day the deaths of Lollie Winans and Julie Williams remain a mystery.
A new book on the case points to one possible culprit and suggests our national parks are no safer today than they were 26 years ago. Sandy Hausman reports.
It’s been 25 years since two women were found dead at their Shenandoah National Park campsite. Now, the FBI has put up posters, hoping to generate new leads, but the Innocence Project in Charlottesville has another idea. Sandy Hausman reports.
Some of the heaviest traffic on Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park happens around this time of year, when the leaves begin to turn. But the colors are a little later this fall. Mike Tripp from partner station WMRA took a short hike to find out why.