This Horrific Tunnel Disaster In West Virginia History Will Never Be Forgotten
The history of The Mountain State includes some dark stains that can never be erased or wiped clean. These disasters and accidents brought entire communities to their knees (here are 10 of them). And when tragedy strikes, no matter the location, it affects us all. The following incident is considered to be America’s worst industrial disaster, and it happened right here in West Virginia in the height of the Great Depression.
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It stands as a constant reminder of the crews of men that gave their lives to feed their families during the Great Depression. Whether native West Virginians or among the many migrant workers that also died, they will never be forgotten.
Do you remember hearing about this tunnel disaster?
To remember four of the worst natural disasters to hit The Mountain State, keep reading here.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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