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ORAL HISTORY

Henry Rice


Hutte Restaurant

Henry Rice was born in Helvetia, West Virginia in 1978. He is the son of Catherine Irene Mailloux and grandson of Eleanor Mailloux, the co-founder of the Hutte. He cooks for the Hutte Sunday buffet and is the owner of the Helvetia-based company Streamline Seamless Gutter. Mr. Rice is an avid hunter, trapper, ginseng and ramp digger, morel mushroom hunter, and a collector of old bottles and artifacts. His daughter, Morgan Rice, was also interviewed for this project.

Date of interview:
2016-04-30

Interviewer:
Emily Hilliard

Photographer:
Emily Hilliard

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