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.

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To remember four of the worst natural disasters to hit The Mountain State, keep reading here.