Photo, Print, Drawing Cuba Wiley, Peytona, WV

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Cuba Wiley, Peytona, WV
Contributor Names
Wiley, Cuba (Depicted)
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
April 13, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Shumate's Branch
-  April
-  Spring
-  Storytelling
-  Economy
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  West Virginia -- Boone County -- Peytona
-  Cuba Wiley grew up in Honey Bottom at the mouth of Shumate's Branch and Hazy Creek, and worked in coal and timber much of his life. His CB handle, "the Trading Post," relates to his prolific trade in second hand goods, talk, and tales. Hoping to trade in all three, we visited Cuba and his wife Mary in the company of Dave Bailey and were not disappointed. As the audio selections in this presentation show, Cuba is particularly knowledgeable concerning the history, terrain and forest species around Bradley Mountain, Cherry Pond Mountain, Hazy Creek, and Shumate's Branch.
-  Event: Visit to the home of Cuba Wiley.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C079-01
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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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:

Wiley, Cuba, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Cuba Wiley, Peytona, WV. Boone County Peytona West Virginia, 1996. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Wiley, C. & Eiler, L. S. (1996) Cuba Wiley, Peytona, WV. Boone County Peytona West Virginia, 1996. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Wiley, Cuba, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Cuba Wiley, Peytona, WV. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.