Photos, Prints, Drawings Ricky Meadows with a handful of goldenseal roots
About this Item
- Ricky Meadows with a handful of goldenseal roots
- Contributor Names
- Meadows, Ricky (Depicted)
- Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- January 14, 1998
- Subject Headings
- - Harvesting of fruits and vegetables
- - Winter
- - January
- - Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
- - Yellowroot
- - Wall of water
- - Sycamore Creek, (W. Va.)
- - 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-C071-01
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
FormatPhotos, Prints, Drawings
SubjectsBooger Hollow (w. Va.)
Goldenseal (hydrastis Canadensis)
Harvesting of Fruits and Vegetables
Sycamore Creek, (w. Va.)
Wall of Water
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Meadows, Ricky, and Mary Hufford. Ricky Meadows with a handful of goldenseal roots. 1998. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001167/. (Accessed October 26, 2016.)
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Meadows, R. & Hufford, M. (1998) Ricky Meadows with a handful of goldenseal roots. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001167/.
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Meadows, Ricky, and Mary Hufford. Ricky Meadows with a handful of goldenseal roots. 1998. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001167/>.