Photo, Print, Drawing The confluence of Peachtree Creek and Drews Creek

About this Item


  • The confluence of Peachtree Creek and Drews Creek


  • Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • October 26, 1995


  • -  Fall
  • -  Bradley Mountain (W. Va.)
  • -  October
  • -  Peachtree Creek (W. Va.), Mouth of
  • -  Cherry Pond Mountain (W. Va.)
  • -  Drews Creek (W. Va.)
  • -  Ma Kelly Knob (W. Va.)
  • -  Spring Mountain
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Peachtree Ridge


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  These are aerials of some of the Coal River communities and sites of our field research, including the Left and Right hand Forks of Rock Creek (which Benny Campbell called "a pretty flat valley, for this country"), Drews Creek, Peachtree Creek, and Naoma. The highwall at the head of Peachtree and Drews Creek exemplifies what is known as "pre-law mining," that is, strip mining practiced before the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 required operators to restore mountains to their "approximate original contour." Note that the undisturbed area in this form of mining is above the mined area, whereas in mountaintop removal, the undisturbed ground is below the area to be replanted with non-native species (see study by Edmunds and Loucks).
  • -  Event: Helicopter tour of Coal River and Mountaintop Removal Sites.


  • 35 mm Color Slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C048-17

Source Collection

  • Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)


  • American Folklife Center

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Online Format

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Coal River Folklife Project collection (AFC 1999/008), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Eiler, Lyntha Scott. The confluence of Peachtree Creek and Drews Creek. Peachtree Ridge Raleigh County West Virginia, 1995. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Eiler, L. S. (1995) The confluence of Peachtree Creek and Drews Creek. Peachtree Ridge Raleigh County West Virginia, 1995. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Eiler, Lyntha Scott. The confluence of Peachtree Creek and Drews Creek. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.