Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Dates 1995
Location Marsh Fork Elementary School
Raleigh County
Shumate's Branch
Sundial
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Clay, Green
Ethnography
Fall
Marsh Fork Elementary School
Mining
Mountaintop Removal
October
Photographs
Shumate's Branch
Title
The Sludge Pond at Shumate's Branch, rising above the Marsh Fork Elementary School, Sundial, WV
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
October 25, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Mining
-  Fall
-  Mountaintop removal
-  Shumate's Branch
-  October
-  Clay, Green
-  Marsh Fork Elementary School
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Sundial
-  West Virginia -- Shumate's Branch
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Marsh Fork Elementary School
Genre
Ethnography
Photographs
Notes
-  "Shumate's Branch was settled in the 19th century by Green Clay (son of Charles and Aura Clay) and his wife Betsy Ann, daughter of Jacob and Celia Pettry, who had settled in Hazy Creek. The hollow was home to descendants of Clays, Pettrys and others until the mid-1980s, when the Peabody Coal Company implemented a plan formulated by Armco to build a "Shumate Branch Coal Refuse Impoundment." To clear the way for the impoundment, Peabody relocated several dozen families and a cemetery. A number of graves from the Clay family cemetery may be seen at the Pineview Cemetery in Orgas. At the foot of the dam, which measures ? feet high, is the Goals Preparation plant, and immediately downstream, the Marsh Fork Elementary School.
-  Note the Marsh Fork Elementary School, just below the dam, lower left."
-  Aerial tour of mountaintop removal and reclamation.
Medium
Black & White Print
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-B019-27
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.leb01927


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