On December 24, 1924, Saltville, Virginia was covered in what witnesses described as a “blanket of white”. The town’s muck dam ruptured, sending tons of alkali sludge pouring into the community. Was the deadliest dam failure in Virginia history intentional?
civil war history
Alabama’s Free State of Winston wanted to remain neutral during the Civil War. Winston Unionists didn’t want to take up arms against the country they loved. But in the end, Winston County’s desire to remain neutral would lead to violence.