Eleven men died building the Tygart Dam in the 1930s. This book tells not just the story of their deaths but of the deaths of the first white settlers in Taylor County and many more. Read here about train wrecks, mine explosions and a jailer arrested for possession of untaxed moonshine. The author, Brenda Tokarz, grew up near the Dam, and her father was on the construction crew. After a career as an art instructor she gave tours at a Tygart Lake marina.
Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing, 2020. 241 pages with pictures on practically every page. Trade paperback.