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Hanging of John Hardy

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


On This Day in West Virginia History: January

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