Talcott gears up for annual John Henry Days festival kicking off on July 12

Talcott, WV (WOAY)- If you’re looking for steel-driving fun this weekend, you’ll want to check out John Henry Days in Talcott. 

This annual event celebrates the man, the myth, and the legend of the most famous railroad crewman ever. 

Local legend has it that John Henry worked to help build the Great Bend Tunnel and that he even died at the site. 

Newswatch reporters were there to get the story and pay homage to the legend.

 

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