Audio Recording Passing the trash at Syble's.

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Passing the trash at Syble's.
-  During the 1980s and 1990s, Syble Pettry operating a boarding house, "Syble's Bed and Barn," offering bed and board not only to contractors and miners from out of town, but to family members returning for reunions, free-lance writers, Appalachia Forest Action Project personnel, and one folklorist and photographer. Syble's Back Porch Restaurant was a gathering place for neighbors on Coal River as well. For our periodic visits, Lyntha Eiler and I stayed at Syble's. On this particular evening in December of 1996 we were awakened by the sounds of uproarious laughter in the nearby common room. What else could we do but document it?
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-157
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Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
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