West Virginia hills afford much to be discussed
around the campfire. Ghosts, wild beasts, and
strange legends provide plenty for the avid
folklorist to ponder. Of course, West Virginia's
native folk hero, John Henry, allegedly died after
a race with a steam drill at Big Bend Tunnel near
Photos: The John Henry Legend The John Henry section of WVePostcards.com provides photos of Big Bend Tunnel, Great Bend Tunnel, the John Henry statue, and other pictures related to the legendary steel drivin' man.
Take a photo excursion to picturesque places and explore exciting things to do in the New River Gorge region. Discover the towns of the New River Highlands and explore the ghost towns of the New River Gorge. Meet the famous people who've influenced the area. Examine the area's rich industrial heritage and revisit a time when the railroads, coal mines and company stores blanketed the coal fields of Southern West Virginia.
The Ballad of John Henry :: A video clip taken from "To Hear Your Banjo Play" a movie in the Public Domain, narrated by Pete Seeger.