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On This Day in West Virginia History, December 28th

December 28, 2022

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

The John Henry statue at Talcott, commemorating the "steel drivin' man" who participated in the construction of the Big Bend railroad tunnel, was erected on December 28, 1972.

Learn more: "The Long-Awaited John Henry Statue is Finally Erected" "John Henry: A West Virginian Hero" "John Henry - Man Or Myth" "The John Henry Legend" "John Henry Story at Talcott is Revived" Sources on John Henry Document-Based Questions

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