Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Dates 1995
Location Peachtree Creek
Peachtree Ridge
Raleigh County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects "Pre Law" Mines
Ethnography
Fall
Highwalls
October
Photographs
Strip Mining
Strip Spoil
Title
Aerial of "pre-law" highwall at the head of Peachtree Creek
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
October 26, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Fall
-  Strip mining
-  October
-  Strip spoil
-  "Pre-law" mines
-  Highwalls
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Peachtree Creek
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Peachtree Ridge
Genre
Ethnography
Photographs
Notes
-  These are aerials of some of the Coal River communities and sites of our field research, including the Left and Right hand Forks of Rock Creek (which Benny Campbell called "a pretty flat valley, for this country"), Drews Creek, Peachtree Creek, and Naoma. The highwall at the head of Peachtree and Drews Creek exemplifies what is known as "pre-law mining," that is, strip mining practiced before the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 required operators to restore mountains to their "approximate original contour." Note that the undisturbed area in this form of mining is above the mined area, whereas in mountaintop removal, the undisturbed ground is below the area to be replanted with non-native species (see study by Edmunds and Loucks).
-  Helicopter tour of Coal River and Mountaintop Removal Sites.
Medium
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C050-03
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.lec05003


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