FROM QUEENS POINT
The following article was posted to the Mineral County Mailing List by Dr. Robert Bess.
I recall a query as to the origin of the name "Queen's
Point" for the outcroping of rocks overlooking the river to the
north of Keyser.
In the May 22, 1999, issue of the Cumberland Times-News, Kay Stangel credits the late Bill Hunt with the following:
"There is a legand, Hunt wrote, that Queen's Point was named for a white horse whose colonial owner resided near the present (1967) town of Rawlings. One day, during a dangerous period of Indian raids that followed Braddock's defeat, Queen's owner started on a scouting-exploring trip south westward. Near McCoole a roaving band of Indians spied the white hourse and his rider and with a wild war whoop gave chase. Queen made for the crest of the hills at McCoole and was running so fast that it was impossible to stop at the precipice. Queen and her rider plunged to death over what has been known ever since as Queen's Point. Hunt wrote that in several versions of this story he never heard the name of the man. Only his horse, Queen, won the legendary renown."
Kay Stangel writes the column "Reflections" which appears in each Saturday's edition of the Times-News. The bulk of the current issue, 5/22/99, relates to McCoole and its development. Bob Bess
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SOUTH OVER THE CITY OF KEYSER AND THE NEW CREEK VALLEY
POINT LOOKING EAST OVER THE POTOMAC RIVER
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