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Volume 26, Number 3

Fall 2000 Goldenseal
Rock art by Earl Ellifritz is displayed at his museum in Rippon, Jefferson County. This piece features a variety of state rocks, including a West Virginia diamond at the center. Photograph by Bob Peak.

Published by the
Cecil H. Underwood, Governor

Division of Culture and History

John Lilly, Editor

Pat Love
Assistant Editor

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

Anne H. Crozier

Fall 2000

2 Letters from Readers

7 New Books Available
8 Beauty in Rocks:
Earl Ellifritz and His Museum
By Carol Reece
14 Kennedy in West Virginia
By Topper Sherwood
20 Ken Hechler on JFK
Interview by John Lilly
24 "Peace in the Valley":
West Virginia's Singing Doorkeepers
By John Lilly
30"Avery, Dear Avery"
By Florence Lewis Godfrey
36 Fred Layman Saves It All
By Norman Julian
40 Harrison County History
As Fred Layman Sees It
By Norman Julian
44 Otsego:
Remembering a Wyoming County Coal Camp
By David H. Halsey
50 Living in the Quiet Zone
By Belinda Anderson
56 A Spruce Knob Miracle
By Bill Garnetter
66 The Hitchhiking Ghost of Fifth Street Hill
By Joseph Platania
68 Current Programs, Events, Publications
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