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Volume 39, Number 3


On the cover: Cassidy Dickens, Matt Kupstas, and other members of the Appalachian Spirit traditional dance team from Davis & Elkins College rehearse. Photograph by Tyler Evert. Our story about folklife programs at West Virginia colleges begins on page 10.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

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

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Fall 2013

2 Letters from Readers
7 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
8 Current Programs • Events • Publications
10 From the Hills to the Classroom
Folklife Goes to College
By John Lilly
18 Readin’, Writin’, and Ridin’ the Rails
By Bob Withers
25 The Last Run of the Rail Bus
By Marion D. Leake
26 Pleasant Island
Sin and Salvation in the Elk River
By Michael K. Wilson
34 JoAnn Davis
Singer, Author, Survivor
By Mort Gamble
40 Football 1960
Philippi High School’s Perfect Season
By Ralph “Butch” Neal
46 Elkhorn
A Tale of Two High Schools
By Bill Archer
52 Everbreeze
Life at an Ohio County Landmark
By Carl E. Feather
58 The Buckwheat Stops Here
Preston County’s Hazelton Mill
By Carl E. Feather
66 West Virginia Back Roads
Eating Green with a View in Morgan County
By Carl E. Feather
68 New Books Available
By John Lilly
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