With His Last Breath, American Legend John Henry Raced A Machine In A West Virginia Tunnel…And Won

John Henry is a name familiar to many in America. His story, along with stories of the likes of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and other such national legends, is memorialized in many art forms, from ballads to paintings to children’s folktales. And, like his peers, the John Henry of legendary folk-hero fame is no doubt a mix of both fact and myth.

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Next time you see a train rumble past, think for a moment of the workers who laid track for that train through this rugged land, and when you get the chance, be sure to check out the John Henry Memorial Park in Talcott (you can find out more about it on Tripadvisor).

Interested in another local legend? There’s a tragic one associated with Seneca Rocks that you can read about here.

Address: 3262 State Route 3 and 12, Talcott, WV 24981, USA