Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Along the Limberlost Trail

Shenandoah National Park 

Addie Pollock purchased 100 large hemlock trees in 1920 to save this area from logging. Her husband, George Pollock, established the Skyline Resort in what is now the Shenandoah National Park and was  involved in the establishment of the park. He named the hemlock forest "Limberlost Forest" after the 1909 Gene Stratton-Porter novel Girl of the Limberlost.

The hemlock trees are all gone now, destroyed by the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid.


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