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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Apr 9, 2022

In 1923 a rigid airship, made with new material produced by Alcoa Aluminum in Pittsburgh, became the U. S. Navy's flagship aircraft.   Two years later this airship came down in bad weather in eastern Ohio with tragic results.

Today we tell the story of the crash of the Shenandoah.

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Feb 12, 2022

In the summer of 1946 a training mission for a B-29 Superfortress ended in tragedy.

Today we tell the story of that B-29, which crashed into the third-highest mountaintop in the eastern United States.

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Sep 18, 2021

In 1959 a mining operation ignored mine regulations leading not only to a mine roof collapse but flooding so bad that miners were killed and the entire economy in the area was pretty much destroyed.

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Mar 19, 2021

November 14, 1970, is a date burned into the memories of the residents of Huntington, West Virginia.  That's the day Marshall University lost its football team in a terrible plane crash, and that's the story we tell today.

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Jan 16, 2021

Early on Christmas Eve, 1911, a 24 car coal train wrecked inside the Natural Tunnel in Scott County, Virginia.

Today we tell that story.

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