Woodbooger Legend Boosts Norton, VA Tourism

Tourists attracted to verdant mountain views, an abundance of nature and outdoor recreation opportunities, and a local legend are what city managers and others in Norton, VA are hoping will usher in the next chapter in the economic history of this region that has depended on coal mining for the past 100 years. Tourism in this area of southwestern Virginia received a boost which local leaders worked to capitalize on when a 2011 Animal Planet episode of its program “Finding Bigfoot” included a search for “Woodbooger,” a bigfoot-style creature believed by some to live in the surrounding mountains. Read the full story from the Ohio Valley ReSource here.

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