On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Aftermath of the Buffalo Creek disaster

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

Learn more:
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
Document-Based Questions

February 26: Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth Sworn In

On This Day in West Virginia History: February

West Virginia Archives and History