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Snowy Buffalo Gap, gateway to far western Augusta County and beyond

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????Ten miles west of Staunton is Buffalo Gap, a pass through Little North Mountain in western Augusta County. It lies in the shadow of Elliott’s Knob at 4,456 feet elevation. At an elevation of almost 1,800 feet, it is the gateway to Goshen, Warm Springs, Hot Springs and The Homestead and further west but many years ago when buffalo still roamed the area it was their gateway to the Shenandoah Valley for winter grazing.

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