Audio Recordings Preserving heritage on Kayford Mountain.
Cabin Creek Strike
Kayford Mountain (W. Va.)
Stanley Heirs Park
- Preserving heritage on Kayford Mountain.
- Contributor Names
- Fraker, Red (Interviewee)
- Holstein, Dottie (Interviewee)
- Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- May 26, 1996
- Subject Headings
- - Community events
- - Community space
- - Family reunions
- - Stanley Heirs Park
- - Kayford Mountain (W. Va.)
- - Cabin Creek Strike
- - Stanley, Jack
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Kayford Mountain
- - The Stanley Family Heirs, descendants of Jack and Ellen Stanley, host public gatherings at a park they created on top of Kayford Mountain. These gatherings, held each year on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Columbus Day, celebrate kinship and community in the mountains and feature local musicians and traditional foods. The park overlooks the massive Samples Mine, a mountaintop removal project on Cabin Creek. Despite efforts from the coal company to acquire Kayford Mountain, the Stanley Family Heirs are holding their ground.
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-A121
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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