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Volume 38, Number 3

On the cover: Giant Fairy Ming, six-color cameo glass vase by Kelsey Murphy and Bob Bomkamp of Studios of Heaven in East Lynn, Wayne County. Photograph by Tyler Evert. Our story begins on page 10.

Published by the

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Education and the Arts

Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

John Lilly, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Fall 2012

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs ● Events ● Publications
10 Visions of Heaven
Cameo Glass Artist Kelsey Murphy
By Donna Meredith
19 Museum of American Glass
20 Martha Manning
A Century of West Virginia Stained Glass
By Martha Caroline Coleman
26 Cracked Crucible
Photoessay by John Winter
36 Mountaineer Opry House
Milton's Home for Bluegrass Music
By Jim Gabehart
42 Putney
"Model" Coal Town in Kanawha County
By Todd A. Hanson
50 Memories of a Country Doctor
By E.R. Cooper, M.D.
56 Uphill, Both Ways
Stewart Sisters Went the Extra Mile for Education
By Jerry Grady
60 Remembrance, Reflection, and Honor
Rowlesburg's World War II Museum
By Carl E. Feather
66 West Virginia Back Roads
Military Memories in Weston
By Carl E. Feather
68 Tale of Two Dogs
By James Meade
69 My Friend Kirk
By Albert I. Pennington
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