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River-loving hippies established New River Gorge adventure resort


FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—One of the world's first and largest outdoor-adventure resorts, Adventures on the Gorge can trace its roots back 50 years to the earliest days of whitewater rafting in the New River Gorge. The story is one of imagination, youthful determination, excellent timing, and a whole lot of luck.

Paul Breuer was then a cash-strapped college grad and self-described hippie from Ohio who had been working at Cincinnati’s Morgan’s Canoe Livery, a family-owned company that had pioneered paddling in southwestern Ohio.

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