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Jeffrey Webb

Jeffrey Webb

Jeffrey Webb holds an MFA in creative writing from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He has written nonfiction for such places as Teaching Tolerance, Appalachian History, and the West Virginia Encyclopedia, and he has written fiction for the Pikeville Review, Red Mud Review, and the Charleston Anvil. You can follow him on Twitter @jmwebbwriter.

Children walk along the tracks in what remains of their community along Buffalo Creek on Feb. 27, 1972.

The Tragedy at Buffalo Creek

The historic Buffalo Creek flood tore through a region often exploited by industry—and stereotyped by outsiders.