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Photo, Print, Drawing Mary Hufford interviewing Everett Lilly

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  • Mary Hufford interviewing Everett Lilly


  • Hufford, Mary (Depicted)
  • Lilly, Everett (Depicted)
  • Eiler, Terry (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • July 4, 1996


  • -  Community events
  • -  Bluegrass music
  • -  Summer
  • -  July
  • -  National holidays
  • -  Stanley Heirs Park
  • -  Ridgetop cookouts
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Dorothy
  • -  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Kayford Mountain


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  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.
  • -  Event: Fourth of July on Kayford Mountain.


  • 35 mm Color Slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1999/008: CRF-TE-C046-17

Source Collection

  • Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)


  • American Folklife Center

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Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Hufford, Mary, Everett Lilly, and Terry Eiler. Mary Hufford interviewing Everett Lilly. Kayford Mountain West Virginia Dorothy Raleigh County, 1996. July 4. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Hufford, M., Lilly, E. & Eiler, T. (1996) Mary Hufford interviewing Everett Lilly. Kayford Mountain West Virginia Dorothy Raleigh County, 1996. July 4. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Hufford, Mary, Everett Lilly, and Terry Eiler. Mary Hufford interviewing Everett Lilly. July 4. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.