Photos, Prints, Drawings Scenes from the parking lot at Stanley Heirs Park on the Fourth of July
About this Item
- Scenes from the parking lot at Stanley Heirs Park on the Fourth of July
- Contributor Names
- Eiler, Terry (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- July 4, 1996
- Subject Headings
- - Community events
- - Community space
- - Summer
- - July
- - National holidays
- - Family reunions
- - Stanley Heirs Park
- - Ridgetop cookouts
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Dorothy
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Kayford Mountain
- - The Stanley Heirs Park was formed by descendants of 19th-century settlers who farmed and worked in the mines. The heirs own both minerals and surface rights to this part of Kayford Mountain, which overlooks an 11,000 acre mountaintop removal site on Cabin Creek (Arch Mineral Corporation's Samples mine, named for Eugene Samples, an official at Arch's headquarters in St. Louis.) Larry Gibson, a Stanley Heir, has been prominent in a fight against mountaintop removal, and has refused offers from the A.T. Massey Coal Company for Kayford Mountain. The Stanley Heirs hold celebrations on Kayford Mountain on Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, and Columbus Day weekend. People come and camp out, make music, and explore the mountain in Orv's for three days. Gibson has been featured in national coverage of the issue by U.S. News and World Report (Aug. 11, 1997), the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Nightline, among others.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-TE-C045-14
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
Rights assessment is your responsibility.
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.
The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.
Copy photographs of numerous historical still photographs owned by Woody Boggs and Rick Bradford were made and are reproduced here with permission of the owners.
Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.
Coal River Folklife Project collection (AFC 1999/008), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
More about Copyright and other Restrictions
For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Eiler, Terry. Scenes from the parking lot at Stanley Heirs Park on the Fourth of July. July 4, 1996. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000915/. (Accessed September 30, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Eiler, T. (1996) Scenes from the parking lot at Stanley Heirs Park on the Fourth of July. July 4. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000915/.
MLA citation style:
Eiler, Terry. Scenes from the parking lot at Stanley Heirs Park on the Fourth of July. July 4, 1996. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000915/>.