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ORAL HISTORY

Cecelia Smith


Hutte Restaurant

Cecelia Coleman Smith was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia in 1949. Originally from Pickens, West Virginia, her family moved away from the Helvetia/Pickens community when she was seven so her father could take a coal mining job. She moved back to Pickens in 2005. Mrs. Smith served in the military and is a member of the local American Legion chapter. She is also part of the Pickens Improvement and Historical Society, the Farm Women’s Club, and occasionally volunteers at the Hutte Restaurant.

Date of interview:
2016-04-30

Interviewer:
Emily Hilliard

Photographer:
Emily Hilliard

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