Big Bend Tunnel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member VQ9JC
N 37° 38.945 W 080° 46.061
17S E 520493 N 4166907
Quick Description: Big Bend Tunnel
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2013 7:46:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMHWX3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 8

Long Description:
John Henry was a 19th century railroad steel driver who was very well known for beating a steam-driven hammer in a one-on-one contest. This marker is in a roadside pull-over along WV SR 3 & SR 12 near the town of Talcott. Continuing a short distance eastbound along the road will lead to an entrance to the mile-long Great Bend Tunnel where there is a monument to John Henry.
Marker Title: Big Bend Tunnel

Marker Location: Talcott, WV

County or Independent City: Summers Co.

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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