The Living Force
OK - I don't wish to highjack this thread detailing the geography of my home state, so I'll try to make this short and sweet:Some of my cousins live in Marmet which is next to Dunbar.
Sutton Lake is a 1,520-acre (6 km2) reservoir on the Elk River in Braxton and Webster counties, West Virginia. It flows into the Kanawha River right in the heart of Charleston. There was a terrible chemical spill into the Elk in Jan. 2014, that left thousands of valley residents without clean drinking/bathing water. The Kanawha Valley is home to Dupont, Union Carbide, and Monsanto with plants ranging up and down along the Kanawha river with a large plant in the heart of Charleston itself. The Union Carbide plant downstream at Institute - which is adjacent to Dunbar - produced the same chemical that killed at least 3,787 people in Bhopal, India. Marmet is upstream of Charleston and between Dupont City and the Dupont plant in Belle, WV. See: Marmet
The Kanawha river flows into the Ohio river at Point Pleasant. One can see barges loaded with coal being transported on this river pretty much all the time.
There's a sizable Indian mound in the heart of South Charleston (the Carbide plant is right there along the river). As a child, we were told that there were Indians buried inside it. However, the citiz