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Photo, Print, Drawing Woody Boggs's ramp patch

About this Item


  • Woody Boggs's ramp patch


  • Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • April 11, 1996


  • -  April
  • -  Ramps (Allium tricoccum)
  • -  Spring
  • -  Gardens
  • -  Wild greens
  • -  Ramp patches
  • -  Souvenir plantings
  • -  Woody Boggs' Ramp Patch
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Pettry Bottom


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  As the women cleaning ramps in the "ramp circle" on Drews Creek made clear (see ramp essay), you can start your own ramp patch from the small rootlets leftover from the cleaning process. Many domesticated ramp patches on slopes rising away from houses on Coal River got their start in this manner. The soil has to be rich and there has to be room for the patch to spread downhill. Not many patches are as large as the one smothering the hill behind Woody Boggs' log cabin in Pettry Bottom, which Woody started with ramps he dug on Hazy Creek in the 1980s.
  • -  Event: Visit to Woody Boggs's cabin and ramp patch.


  • 35 mm Color Slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C077-20

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. Woody Boggs's ramp patch. Pettry Bottom Raleigh County West Virginia, 1996. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Eiler, L. S. (1996) Woody Boggs's ramp patch. Pettry Bottom Raleigh County West Virginia, 1996. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Woody Boggs's ramp patch. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.