On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Aftermath of the Buffalo Creek disaster

On February 26, 1972, a Buffalo Mining Company impoundment dam collapsed, killing 125 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Learn more:
Buffalo Creek Disaster On-Line Exhibit
The Buffalo Creek Flood and Disaster: Official Report from the Governor's Ad Hoc Commission of Inquiry
Transcript of Interview with Kai Erikson
Buffalo Creek flood (Time Trail Program)
Former Gov. Moore testifies about the Buffalo Creek lawsuit (Time Trail Program)
William E. Davies Collection
Sources on the Buffalo Creek Disaster
Video Clip of the Buffalo Creek Disaster
Document-Based Questions

February 26: Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth Sworn In

On This Day in West Virginia History: February

West Virginia Archives and History