Floods Kill 16 In West Virginia
Hollidays Cove, West Virginia was founded as a town in Virginia in 1793. In April 1909 the Phillips Sheet and Tin Plate Company started a factory nearby. Ernest T Weir was president and by 1910 10 mills were operating and a boomtown called Weirton sprung up.
The Great Flood of 1912 – By MARY CAMPBELL BOWMAN And JOHN L. DAVIS – The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register : http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/573817/Great-Flood-of-1912-Took-Its-Toll-on-Holiday-s-Cove.html?nav=510