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Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster Victims at Man, Logan County, W. Va.

IDNO:
024532
Title:
Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster Victims at Man, Logan County, W. Va.
Date:
1972/02/29
Description:
James Chapman sits with his dog in front of his demolished home three days after the Pittston Coal Company's coal slurry impoundment dam broke, killing 125 people and leaving thousands homeless. Four days before the disaster, the dam had been declared "satisfactory" by federal inspectors.
Topical Subjects:
Floods--Damage.
Collection:
AM 3914 - ADD
Medium:
digital file


Digitalimage