Photo, Print, Drawing William "Rocky" Turner

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William "Rocky" Turner
Contributor Names
Turner, William "Rocky" (Depicted)
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
April 13, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Cultural landmarks
-  April
-  Spring
-  Bolt Mountain (W. Va.)
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Drews Creek
-  West Virginia -- Coal River
-  West Virginia -- Bolt Mountain
-  Event: Tour of rock shelters and camp rocks on Coal River drainage basin.
-  Archeological surveys on file at the Division of Environmental Protection make note of the "bedrock overhangs," sandstone outcroppings found throughout the central Appalachian Plateaus. Referred to locally as "camp rocks," these structures have for thousands of years provided shelter for people on hunting and gathering expeditions in the mountains. Not only are the areas surrounding camp rocks rich in aboriginal artifacts, but camp rocks themselves are landmarks well-known in the Coal River Valley, and serve as touchstones to historical memories. "Every big rock is named," said Pat Canterbury. In 1996, on the day after the Drews Creek ramp supper, Rocky Turner took Lyntha Eiler and I on a tour of some of the camp rocks in the area.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C082-09
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
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Chicago citation style:

Turner, William "Rocky", and Lyntha Scott Eiler. William "Rocky" Turner. Bolt Mountain Coal River Drews Creek Raleigh County West Virginia, 1996. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Turner, W. ". & Eiler, L. S. (1996) William "Rocky" Turner. Bolt Mountain Coal River Drews Creek Raleigh County West Virginia, 1996. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Turner, William "Rocky", and Lyntha Scott Eiler. William "Rocky" Turner. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.