Misfortune in the Mountains

A Time Line of Tragedies that Shaped West Virginia

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Through its 150-year history, the state of West Virginia has been scarred by tragedies ‚ÄĒ mine disasters, flooding, storms, fires. But Mountaineers are resilient by nature.¬†Not only overcoming adversity, disaster and tragedies, resident¬†change the way they¬†do things to prevent future damage and loss of life.

This hardcover, coffee-table book, which includes 25 tragedies that span a 130-year time period, is of statewide interest and includes major mine disasters, floodings, bridge collapses, severe weather and fires that have ravaged towns across the Mountain State.

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