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The Midland Trail

Overnight Stop


Before entrepreneur Kemmons Wilson built his first Holiday Inn in 1952 and revolutionized the lodging industry, travelers had to make do with roadside establishments that offered less-than-luxurious cabins. This postcard from Black’s Tourist Court, located on the Midland Trail at Rupert, boasted that it had “Private Baths, Toilets (and) Steam Heated Cabins,” and served plate lunches. Continuing its course to the west, the Midland Trail leaves Greenbrier County and heads into Fayette County. Created in 1831, the county was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, who had played a key role in assisting the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

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