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The first West Virginia whitewater rafters were defeated at an attempt on the Gauley River

Other events that happened on or around 1959


Jon Dragan founded Wildwater Expedition Unlimited at Thurmond

Other events that happened on or around 1968

Nov 10, 1978

The New River Gorge National River was established by Congress


Congress designated part of the Gauley River and Meadow River as the Gauley River National Recreation Area

Other events that happened on or around 1988

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