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Buffalo Creek
More than thirty years ago, one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history occurred in southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. Negligent strip mining and heavy rain produced a raging flood. In a matter of minutes, 118 were dead and over 4,000 people were left homeless. Seven were never found.

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Compiled by the West Virginia State Archives. Photos by Ross Taylor, Jr., unless otherwise noted.

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