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Advocates Push For Rail Trails To Connect State’s Tourism Economy

West Virginia has more than 500 miles of rail trails. The state is poised to get increased funding from recent federal legislation to build more.

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W.Va. Water Trails: Rebuilding Buffalo Creek’s Identity

Residents along Buffalo Creek have been cleaning up and rebuilding for 50 years after a coal slurry dam broke and wiped out 16 communities. Now there’s a new generation that’s continuing this work, in their own way.

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February 26, 1972: Coal Mining Dam Collapses in Buffalo Creek

On February 26, 1972, a coal mining dam collapsed at the head of Buffalo Creek in Logan County. Over the next three hours, 132-million gallons of black…

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