Man in Logan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Buﬀalo Creek Disaster
Erected 2005 by WV Celebration 2000, West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
Location. 37° 45.051′ N, 81° 52.043′ W. Marker is in Man, West Virginia, in Logan County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route 16) just north of Ball Park Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Man WV 25635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hatfield Cemetery (approx. 7½ miles away); Battle of Blair Mt. (approx. 8.8 miles away); Logan (approx. 9.4 miles away); Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha Chesapeake & Ohio - 2755 Steam Locomotive (approx. 12½ miles away).
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1. Wikipedia entry. “Dam #3, constructed of coarse mining refuse dumped into the Middle Fork of Buffalo Creek starting in 1968, failed first, following heavy rains. The water from Dam #3 then overwhelmed Dams #2 and #1. Dam #3 had been built on top of coal slurry sediment that had collected behind dams # 1 and #2, instead of on solid bedrock. Dam #3 was approximately 260 feet above the town of Saunders when it failed.” (Submitted on February 25, 2017.)
2. Buffalo Creek Dam Disaster.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,411 times since then and 49 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week February 26, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. 6. submitted on February 25, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.