Photos, Prints, Drawings Ricky Meadows with a handful of goldenseal roots

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Title
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
Genre
Photographs
Ethnography
Notes
-  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.
Medium
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C071-01
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.mhc07101
Online Format
image

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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 December 08, 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/>.