Photo, Print, Drawing "Stinking Benjamin" aka Wake Robin (Trillium erectum)

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"Stinking Benjamin" aka Wake Robin (Trillium erectum)
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
April 11, 1996
Subject Headings
-  April
-  Spring
-  Dry Creek (W. Va.)
-  Wildflowers
-  Stinking Benjamin (Trillium erectum)
-  Wake Robin
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  We visited Ivan Jarrell's property at the head of Dry Creek in early spring, when the coves were coming to life with wildflowers, greening trees, and blooming dogwoods, redbuds, spicebush, and the songs of birds, including spring gobblers who came running noisily down the slope in response to Ivan's calls. Apart from a small cabin, there are no buildings, partly because the land companies own the mineral rights at the heads of many of the hollows. But the head of Dry Creek, which Bob Daniel called "God's Country," is full of signs of human activity, past and present, from the rock piles that mark the old newgrounds to the feeders set out for deer and other wildlife. Alan Reese and Jude Jardine camped here while monitoring plots on Coal River for the Appalachia Forest Action Project.
-  Event: Visit to Ivan Jarrell's land at the head of Dry Creek.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C076-17
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:

Eiler, Lyntha Scott. "Stinking Benjamin" aka Wake Robin Trillium erectum. , 1996. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Eiler, L. S. (1996) "Stinking Benjamin" aka Wake Robin Trillium erectum. , 1996. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Eiler, Lyntha Scott. "Stinking Benjamin" aka Wake Robin Trillium erectum. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.