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John Henry was a legendary folk hero of African-American descent who reputedly died of overexertion after winning a contest against a driller operating a stream-powered drill. The contest was reputedly engaged during construction of the Big Bend Tunnel, originally known as the Great Bend Tunnel, on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) in Summers County west of Talcott, WV. John Henry was immortized in (folk) song, "The Ballad of John Henry".

   
John Henry Statue Talcott WV
John Henry Statue Talcott WV

John Henry Statue Talcott, W.Va.
John Henry Statue Talcott, W.Va.

Great Bend Tunnel Talcott, W.Va.
Great Bend Tunnel Talcott, W.Va.

John Henry Park
John Henry Park

John Henry
John Henry

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