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Ridiculous History

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

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.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>