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"Their bodies were covered with the wreckage of logs"

“The Barrenshe Run mishap was one of the worst log train wrecks in West Virginia history. “As the story became legendary, the runaway train gained additional notoriety as the subject of a local blind poet, who supported himself by selling copies of his works for a nickel on Oakford Avenue in Richwood WV. The poem […]

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