Talcott, West Virginia: John Henry Statue

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Hwy 12, Talcott, WV
Moved to new location in June 2012. Now stands west of town, on the south side of Hwy 12/Hwy 3, in John Henry Historical Park. The statue is down near the entrance to the Big Bend railroad tunnel.
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John Henry statue.

John Henry Statue
The steel drivin' man endures the ravages of time (and people) in the West Virginia hills. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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John Henry statue and tunnel entrance.

John Henry Statue

The tunnel was very spooky.

[Debra Durham, 10/21/2019]

John Henry.

John Henry Statue

I was there when it was raining, so my pictures look like he's sweating. The inside of the defunct tunnel is spooky.

[Lucy Pfeffa, 11/18/2014]

John Henry's statue has been battered and abused for many years, but its recent restoration (and move to a safer location) has The Steel Driving Man looking more vigorous.

John Henry statue.

John Henry Statue

John Henry has been repaired and located in his new park. He is much improved and the setting is very appropriate for his story.

[WVCowgirl, 08/09/2012]
Original Steel Driving Man

The Original Steel Driving Man, the tunnels that he and the steam drill made can be seen in WV Route 3, near Talcott, in Summers County, West Virginia. A statue of him is there to commemorate his accomplishment.

[Geoff Urbanik, 09/15/1998]

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