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On This Day in West Virginia History, January 19th

January 19, 2023

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

African- American railroad worker John Hardy was hanged at Welch, McDowell County, on January 19, 1894. Hardy later became the subject of a popular folk song.

Learn more: "John Hardy Found Guilty of Murder in the First Degree" "All Were Murderers" (John Hardy) Hanging of John Hardy John Hardy - Reminiscences of James French Strother Document-Based Questions

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