Photo, Print, Drawing Irene "Dink" Meadows

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Irene "Dink" Meadows
Contributor Names
Meadows, Irene "Dink" (Depicted)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
Created / Published
January 14, 1998
Subject Headings
-  Winter
-  January
-  Wall of water
-  Booger Hollow (W. Va.)
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Clear Fork
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Dorothy
-  West Virginia -- Booger Hollow
-  Dink Meadows, and her son, Ricky, lived near Colcord at the mouth of what is known as Booger Hollow on Clear Fork. In July of 2001, several impoundments for holding minewater for the Samples Mine on the Cabin Creek Plateau would give way under pressure from heavy rains. Residents, who fled up the mountainside, reported seeing a "wall of water" come crashing down Booger Hollow. Much of Clear Fork was affected by the flooding, which washed homes, trailers, cars, and huge trees down the creek. On Sycamore Hollow the next day, residents posted a large sign that said, "We survived the Sycamore Flood." Some companies agreed to pay fines subsequently levied by the state government, while others maintained that the flooding was an "act of God." (Tuckwiller, 2001)
-  Event: Interview with Irene "Dink" Meadows and Ricky Meadows about the Tributaries of Sycamore Creek.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C071-05
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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Chicago citation style:

Meadows, Irene "Dink", and Mary Hufford. Irene "Dink" Meadows. Booger Hollow Clear Fork Dorothy Raleigh County West Virginia, 1998. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed May 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Meadows, I. ". & Hufford, M. (1998) Irene "Dink" Meadows. Booger Hollow Clear Fork Dorothy Raleigh County West Virginia, 1998. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Meadows, Irene "Dink", and Mary Hufford. Irene "Dink" Meadows. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.