Outdoor Pursuits

Summer is here and the smallmouth fishing is in full swing. The last few trips have brought some big smallies to the boat. Lewis and Janice Whiting had perfect conditions over Memorial Day weekend to float the Greenbrier and the river gave up a nice 4lb bass for Janice and a number of great fish in the 2lb range for Lewis. The next week we could not find any members to go, so the outdoor pursuits staff had to go fishing by ourselves. While the river had dropped a bit, the bite was still on and guide Max Hammer landed this 4lb bass just below Ronceverte. The bite should continue until mid August. We are catching many fish on each trip and with an occasional big fish thrown in the river is fishing extremely well.

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Resort History

Greenbrier Resort History – “On This Date” – Date: June 9th

On this date in 1952 John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America, was at The Greenbrier on union business. John Llewellyn Lewis (1880-1969) American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960. He was a major player in the history of coal mining. He was the driving force behind the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, which established the United Steel Workers of America and helped organize millions of other industrial workers in the 1930s.

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