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Covered bridge where truck driven by Ray Tenney plunged through the
bridge floor

On September 26, 1928, truck driver Ray Tenney of Buckhannon was killed when his gasoline truck broke through the floor of a covered bridge in Upshur County.

Learn more:
"Ray Tenney Killed In Bridge Collapse"
"Buckhannon Man Is Killed When Bridge Gives Way"
"Funeral Services Held For Accident Victim Last Friday"
Death Certificate of Ray Tenney


Hemphill train wreck, September 26, 1936

On September 26, 1936, a train wreck occurred at Hemphill in McDowell County.

Learn more:
Articles on the Hemphill Train Wreck


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