Photos, Prints, Drawings Aerial of "pre-law" highwall at the head of Peachtree Creek
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Eiler, Lyntha Scott
"Pre Law" Mines
- 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
- - 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).
- - Event: Helicopter tour of Coal River and Mountaintop Removal Sites.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C050-03
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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