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Folklore

The 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 Hinton, WV. New River Gorge Weather

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John Henry- The Steel Drivin' Man
The Summers County CVB provides some information online its Web site about the legendary John Henry.


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.


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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.


Videos

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.

Other West Virginia Web Sites
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