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Volume 24, Number 1

Spring 1998 Goldenseal
Bil Lepp and the infamous Buck-dog aboard a train engine. This champion liar and his dog are included in a GOLDENSEAL Special Report on Storytelling in West Virginia beginning on page 9. Photo by Michael Keller.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
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

Spring 1998

Goldenseal Folklife Fairs and Festivals list

2 From the Editor: Tribute to Paul Lepp

3 Letters from Readers

6 Current Programs, Events, Publications

10 Tell It On the Mountain:
A Storytelling Festival at Jackson's Mill
By Mary Rodd Furbee
14 The Lying Lepp Brothers
By Bil Lepp
20 1997 Liars Contest
22 Johnnie Hill
Maureen Crockett
24 Mary Carter Smith
By Mary Rodd Furbee
26 Sparky Burr
By Brenda Lloyd and Bob Whitcomb

28 Ohio River Voices:
Echoes of the Army Corps
By Carrie Nobel Kline

36 Before the 18-Wheelers
By Paul Moss

38 Tales from the Irish Tract
By Basil Hurley
46 My Childhood on Irish Mountain
By Marie Twohig Sadlowski

50 The Barns of Pendleton County
By Gerald Milnes

56 "Living the Right Life Now":
Lynn Davis & Molly O'Day
By Abby Gail Goodnite and Ivan M. Tribe
64 Remembering Molly O'Day
By Dave Peyton

65 The Best Curb Girl in Logan County
By Brenda West

68 Getting Started on Spring:
Grandfather's Garden
By Barbara A. Angle

70 Films on West Virginia and Appalachia

72 22nd Vandalia Gathering