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Volume 40, Number 1


ON THE COVER: A young participant enjoys the festivities at the 2013 Vandalia Gathering in Charleston. Photograph by Tyler Evert. Our Vandalia coverage begins on page 64.

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

Spring 2014

3 Letters from Readers
7 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
8 Current Programs • Events • Publications
10 Death of a Gypsy King
By Jane Kraina and Mary Zwierzchowski
15 Update – Gypsies in Weirton
By Jane Kraina and Mary Zwierzchowski
16 The Norwalk
Martinsburg’s Motor Car
By Daniel J. Friend
23 Update – The Norwalk Comes Home
By Daniel J. Friend
24 Miracle Dust on Spruce Knob
By Bill Garnette
33 Dangerous Spruce Knob
34 West Virginia’s Three State Songs
By Richard Ramella
40 LH&W Railroad
The Mason Family’s Backyard Train
By Carl E. Feather
47 Update – LH&W Railroad
By Carl E. Feather
48 Local Hands and Native Clay
Blacksville Pottery
By John Lilly
56 “Worth Their Weight in Gold”
Recalling Red Jacket Safety Day
By Joe Plasky
63 Update – Red Jacket
By Joe Plasky
64 2013 Liars Contest
67 Vandalia Time!
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