One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In West Virginia

Coal mining is an important part of West Virginia’s history. Much of our great state was built around coal mines, and without the hard work of our miners the Mountain State would be very different. However, there is great risk involved in working underground, and sometimes great tragedy. One of the worst tragedies in American history happened in the little town of Monongah, West Virginia, in Marion county.

Unfortunately, the Monongah Mining Disaster wasn’t the only tragedy to strike West Virginia. Read about more of the most horrifying disasters that ever happened in West Virginia.