The Treasure Mt. Festival is Pendleton County's annual celebration
of its unique mountain culture. It is a heritage of shared history,
customs and dialect, which evolved from the early 1700s, when this
area was the frontier wilderness for settlers seeking land.
Armed and Dangerous
By the 1800s easier routes westward
allowed later settlers to bypass this region, leaving the descendants
of the early pioneers to develop their own way of life, largely isolated
from outside influences until the early 20th century.
Apple Butter Man
Crafts on Display
This is how it came to be that even today remnants of old-time culture
and traditions can still be found, alive and well, serving to remind
us of the ingenuity and communal spirit of our forebears.