Audio Recordings Serving rattlesnake at Syble's Restaurant.

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Hufford, Mary
Pettry, Syble
Dates 1996
Location Naoma
Raleigh County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Syble's Back Porch Restaurant
Serving rattlesnake at Syble's Restaurant.
Contributor Names
Pettry, Syble (Interviewee)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
February 1, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Teaching
-  Syble's Back Porch Restaurant
-  Rattlesnake
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Naoma
-  From ? to 199?, Syble Pettry and her daughter, Crystal Meadows, operated a boarding house and restaurant, Syble's Bed and Barn. Most boarders were workers from outside the area. The restaurant, "Syble's Back Porch," often featured cuisine brought in from woods and gardens, like ramps and leather britches. On this occasion, Syble served four rattlesnakes brought in by men working at the Upper Big Branch mine. Syble describes her incorporation of rattlesnakes into the science curriculum at Marsh Fork Elementary School, where she taught until her recent retirement.
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-A092
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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