“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Mt. Lookout, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Nicholas County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Nicholas County, WV (44) Braxton County, WV (15) Clay County, WV (11) Fayette County, WV (115) Greenbrier County, WV (72) Kanawha County, WV (165) Webster County, WV (18)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  BraxtonCounty(15) Braxton County (15)  ClayCounty(11) Clay County (11)  FayetteCounty(115) Fayette County (115)  GreenbrierCounty(72) Greenbrier County (72)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  WebsterCounty(18) Webster County (18)
Summersville is the county seat for Nicholas County
Mt. Lookout is in Nicholas County
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Braxton County (15)  
      Clay County (11)  
      Fayette County (115)  
      Greenbrier County (72)  
      Kanawha County (165)  
      Webster County (18)  
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1 West Virginia, Nicholas County, Mt. Lookout — Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Workers Grave Site
While digging Hawks Nest Tunnel in early 1930's, hundreds of the mostly black, migrant workforce contracted acute silicosis from silica dust and later died. Many were buried in secret, unmarked graves to the north. In 1971, the bodies were reburied . . . Map (db m78389) HM
2 West Virginia, Nicholas County, Mt. Lookout — Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site
This Memorial honors an estimated 764 tunnel workers who died from mining a 3.8 mile tunnel through Gauley Mountain to divert water from the New River to a hydroelectric plant near Gauley Bridge in 1930-31. The tunnel cut through almost pure silica . . . Map (db m78390) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023