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Hawks Nest Tunnel

On March 30, 1930, ground was broken at Gauley Junction to begin construction of the Hawks Nest tunnel and dam.

Learn more:
"Giant Undertaking Under Headway On New River"
"Governor Conley Attends Tunnel Celebration"
"Great Tunnel At Hawk's Nest Now Getting Water"
House of Representatives Subcommittee Report
Photograph Collection Database
New of Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster First Published
"Hawks Nest"
Sources on the Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster
Document-Based Questions

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