Photos, Prints, Drawings "Big John," the dragline, shoveling coal at the Samples mountaintop removal mine on Cabin Creek
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Ansted, D. T.
- "Big John," the dragline, shoveling coal at the Samples mountaintop removal mine on Cabin Creek
- Contributor Names
- Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- October 25, 1995
- Subject Headings
- - Mining
- - Fall
- - Mountaintop removal
- - October
- - Samples Mine
- - Ansted, D. T
- - Draglines
- - Ethnography
- - Photographs
- - West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Cabin Creek
- - Aerial tour of mountaintop removal and reclamation.
- - The Samples mine covers eleven miles of the Cabin Creek Plateau. Writing in The Virginias, a 19th century industrial magazine, D.T. Ansted praised the Cabin Creek Plateau for the lushness of its natural resources, capable of sustaining populations of workers from Liverpool. In an unpublished report, the Office of Surface Mining and the Corps of Engineers found that mountaintop removal mining is likely to increase peak runoff during heavy rains. In mid-July of 2001 five inches of rain fell within several hours, flooding the adjacent hollows and valleys of Clear Fork and Seng Creek, sending houses, trailers, trees, and vehicles downstream.
- Black & White Print
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-B018-21
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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