by Roy Clarkson
With photos and a map. Roy Clarkson has written an exhaustive and fascinating history of the town of Cass, covering the years from 1900-1990. What once consisted of three houses at the mouth of Leatherbark Run became the location of one of the largest lumber mills in the eastern United States. As the available timber waned, the town survived only because its historic railroad became one of the state's biggest tourist attractions. Written by a native of Cass, On Beyond Leatherbark is a classic West Virginia history, extensively researched and lovingly written.