The Old Mining Town In West Virginia With A Sinister History That Will Terrify You

Coal mining in West Virginia is known as a dangerous profession. But mine collapses were not the only dangers of the industry. In fact, there is one coal town where death came not by accident, but by gunfire.

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To learn more about West Virginia, check out this fascinating history that lies deep underground.