Highland County Part of PBS Series Roadtrip To History

Monterey, WV – Highland County will be featured in the PBS television series Roadtrip to History later this month. The 30 minute program was produced by Oak Tree Productions of Kearneysville, WV. Chamber of commerce director Carolyn Pohowsky hopes to use the documentary to attract more tourism to the county’s natural and historic sites.

Pohowsky says many long time Highland County residents contributed information about Highland’s Civil War History, including the Battle Of McDowell, and about the farming heritage of the county. Other county residents are featured discussing Monterey’s historic homes and buildings. No story of Highland county would be complete without mention of the important roles played by country stores and the county’s many musicians, such as Arnett and Grady Gutshall, Bill Harman, Woody Kellum, and Mike Johnson, who provide background music in the documentary.

Highland county residents will get a special preview of the documentary this Friday evening at 8 PM in the Highland center. Producer Wayne Bronson from Oak Tree Productions will be there as well to join in the celebration of the completion of this video. The preview showing is free and open to the public.

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