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Aftermath of the Buffalo Creek disaster

On February 26, 1972, a Buffalo Mining Company impoundment dam collapsed, killing 125 people and leaving thousands homeless.

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Buffalo Creek Disaster On-Line Exhibit
Buffalo Creek flood
Former Gov. Moore testifies about the Buffalo Creek lawsuit
Sources on the Buffalo Creek Disaster
The Buffalo Creek Flood and Disaster: Official Report from the Governor's Ad Hoc Commission of Inquiry
Video Clip of the Buffalo Creek Disaster


Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth

On February 26, 1869, Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth was sworn in as the second governor of West Virginia.

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Biography of Governor Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth
Newspaper Articles on the Inauguration of Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth
Letter Written by Governor Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth
Finding Aid for the Farnsworth Family Collection


On This Day in West Virginia History: February

West Virginia Archives and History