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Photos, Prints, Drawings Dust in the distance

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Dust in the distance
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
October 26, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Fall
-  Mountaintop removal
-  October
-  Reclamation
-  "Pre-law" highwalls
-  Strip spoil
-  Blasting technology
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  West Virginia -- Boone County -- Cherry Pond Mountain
-  West Virginia -- Coal River
-  Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed.
-  "To learn more about the cultural dimensions of "mountaintop removal and reclamation" and the new landform complexes the coal industry is creating in the coal fields of central Appalachia, Lyntha Eiler and I visited the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection. There we interviewed Roger Hall, the assistant director, who invited us to view by helicopter the mountaintop removal and reclamation in progress on the Marsh and Clear Forks of the Big Coal River. Benny Campbell, a mining inspector from the Logan County office of the DEP, accompanied us on our helicopter tour.
-  Note "pre-law" highwalls and dust clouds, upper left."
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C040-11
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Dust in the Distance. 1995. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed October 26, 2016.)

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Eiler, L. S. (1995) Dust in the Distance. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Dust in the Distance. 1995. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.