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Photo, Print, Drawing Judy Griffy (standing) with Bob Kiss (seated, in suit)

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  • Judy Griffy (standing) with Bob Kiss (seated, in suit)


  • Griffy, Judy Turner (Depicted)
  • Kiss, Bob (Depicted)
  • Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • April 17, 1998


  • -  Community space
  • -  April
  • -  Ramp House
  • -  Spring
  • -  Political events
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Drews Creek


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  During the 1998 election campaign, Mr. Kiss visited the Ramp House at the head of Drew's Creek. Citizens voiced their concerns about mountaintop removal, enclosure of lands traditionally used for hunting, gathering, and recreation, and the contamination of the water supply due to blasting at mountaintop removal sites above the valley. Mr. Kiss had promoted legislation earlier in the year making it possible to affect wetlands through mining without mitigation, if fewer than four hundred acres were affected. At this meeting he promised to help the community by re-opening a road traditionally used by community members to travel to work in Wyoming County.
  • -  Event: Bob Kiss, Speaker of the House for the West Virginia Legislature, meeting constituents at the Ramp House.


  • 35 mm Color Slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C072-01

Source Collection

  • Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)


  • American Folklife Center

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Chicago citation style:

Griffy, Judy Turner, Bob Kiss, and Mary Hufford. Judy Griffy standing with Bob Kiss seated, in suit. Raleigh County Drews Creek West Virginia, 1998. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Griffy, J. T., Kiss, B. & Hufford, M. (1998) Judy Griffy standing with Bob Kiss seated, in suit. Raleigh County Drews Creek West Virginia, 1998. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Griffy, Judy Turner, Bob Kiss, and Mary Hufford. Judy Griffy standing with Bob Kiss seated, in suit. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.