Few People Know That Father’s Day Was Created Because Of A Mining Accident In West Virginia During The 1900s

Father’s Day is coming up on the third Sunday in June. Do you know its history? Believe it or not, a tragedy in West Virginia is at the heart of its celebration in America.

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We don’t usually think of Father’s Day as being especially for the fatherless, but that was a major part of its original intent. So whether you will be celebrating the day with your father or without him this year, this day is for you.

As we mentioned earlier in the article, Mother’s Day also originated in West Virginia, and you can read its story here.

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