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Volume 23, Number 3

Fall 97 Goldenseal
Woody Mace of Point Pleasant, a volunteer at the State Farm Museum, demonstrates at the museums's recent Pioneer Days and Wheat Harvest. Harvesting with a grain cradle is hard work, but it was the only way to get the job done before the advent of mechanization. See story on page 49. Photo by Michael Keller

Published by the
Cecil H. Underwood, Governor

Division of Culture and History
Renay Conlin, Commissioner

John Lilly, Editor

Debby Sonis Jackson
Assistant Editor

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Editorial Assistant

Anne H. Crozier
Graphic Design

Fall 1997

1 Editorial
2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs, Events, Publications

10 Clark Kessinger: Pure Fiddling
By Charles Wolfe
18 I Remember Clark Kessinger
By Bobby Taylor
20 The Kessinger Family
By Paul Gartner
24 Kessingers on Record
By Danny Williams

28 Manheim
Faded Glory in a Quarry Town
By Peggy Ross

36 "You Name It, and I Done It"
A Visit with Agnes Runner Nestor
By Melissa Ireland
44 Lost Towns of Northern West Virginia

45 Preston County Buckwheat Festival
By Peggy Ross

49 Harvesting and Threshing the Grain
Working for Our Daily Bread
By Gene Bailey

58 The Pickens Leper
By L. Wayne Sheets
62 Biblical Treatment of an American Leper
By William E. Phipps
63 Leprosy: A Medical perspective
By Mark Gunther, MD

65 Mountain Music Roundup
By Danny Williams

68 West Virginia Gift Ideas
New Books and Videos Available

70 Ghost in the Church
By Ruth Zickafoose