When West Virginia Begged the USSR for Foreign Aid

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When West Virginia Begged the USSR for Foreign Aid

Thursday, 21 March

Were it not for the coal mine, the town of Vulcan, West Virginia may well have never existed. As a rural and geographically isolated community, Vulcan relied on a single, small bridge for its connection to the larger world. When the bridge failed, the town repeatedly tried to get financial assistance from the local and state government -- with no success. In a state of increasing desperation, the Mayor of Vulcan wrote the Soviet Union for help... during the Cold War. Listen in to learn what happened next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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