The Herald-Dispatch file photo
The Buffalo Creek Flood occurred on Feb. 26, 1972, when the Pittston Coal Company's coal slurry impoundment dam #3, burst about 132 million gallons of black waste water killing 125 and injuring 1,121.
Gallery: Views of West Virginia
Jun. 20, 2013 @ 12:01 AM
Here are some of the people, places and things that have shaped West Virginia.