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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Farmington, West Virginia
Location of Farmington, West Virginia
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|Explosion in Consolidated Coal No. 9 mine November 20, 1968 resulted in deaths of 78 miners, with only 21 men rescued. Mine sealed ten days later due to fires and explosions. In 1969 recovery efforts began. Over ten year period the bodies of 59 . . . — — Map (db m21091) HM|
|Here Nicholas Wood and Jacob Straight were killed and Mrs. Elizabeth Dragoo captured during Indian raid in 1786. Mrs. Straight and her daughter made their escape from the Indians by hiding under sheltering rocks near by. — — Map (db m75089) HM|
|A mile north stood the cabin in which Waitman T. Willey, the State’s first U.S. Senator was born, October 18, 1811. Elected August 4, 1863 by the Legislature, he served until March 3, 1871. Died May 2, 1900; buried in Morgantown. — — Map (db m21130) HM|