5 Of The Saddest Stories You’ve Never Heard From West Virginia History

West Virginia has seen more than her fair share of tragedy, and many of the terrible events that have occurred here were big enough to make the history books. But here are a few that happened on a much smaller scale… small enough that we doubt you’ve ever even heard about them before. But though they didn’t affect the same number of people as some of the mine explosions or bridge collapses or plane crashes West Virginia has known, they’re still terribly sad in their own right. Grab a tissue, and read on.

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What other sad stories do you have to share about tragedies that may not have impacted the state as a whole, but definitely left their mark on a select few?

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