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Volume 41, Number 1


On the cover: Sausage and peppers represent West Virginia’s food heritage. Photograph by Tyler Evert. Our stories begin 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

Spring 2015

2 From the Editor
3 Letters from Readers
6 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
7 Current Programs • Events • Publications
10 Packing Pickled Peppers in Clarksburg
An Oliverio Family Tradition
By Carl E. Feather
16 Angelo’s Famous Italian Sausage
An Old-World Tradition in Fayette County
By Stan Bumgardner
21 West Virginia Heritage Food Project
22 Phyllis Marks
“Learned by Heart”
By Gerald Milnes
28 Flood of Memories
High Water in New Martinsville
By Sam McColloch
34 The Great Harmon Creek Flood of 1912
By John L. Davis
36 There’s a Riot Going On!
Emergency Training at Moundsville
By John Lilly
42 The Unthinkable Game
By C.W. “Bill” Jarrett
46 Back in ’46, We Did the Unthinkable
NBy Mike Whiteford
48 The Extraordinary Adolph Connard
By William R. Hudnall
52 Battle of the Bugs
By Jack Furbee
56 Dr. Jay Buckelew
The Bird Man of Bethany
By Mort Gamble
62 West Virginia Back Roads
Building Houses for a Feathered Clientele
By Carl E. Feather
64 2014 Liars Contest
67 Vandalia Time!
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