In 1939 this postcard image was taken from the Woodstock Tower located on the Massanutten Mountain between Fort Valley and Woodstock Virginia.
Built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps utilizing materials supplied by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, the Woodstock Tower was designed as a observation tower designed to attract tourists to the area.
Today thousands of visitors flock to the tower and the other recreational sites in Fort Valley. The George Washington National Forest works to preserve the area’s scenic beauty and provides hundreds of miles of trails and numerous camp grounds. This has shifted the economy of the area from an industrial to a service based system.
Which place would you prefer to work at, the Elizabeth Iron Furnace or the George Washington National Forest?