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Volume 25, Number 1

Spring 1998 Goldenseal
Fiddler Melvin Wine received the first Vandalia Award in 1981, and continues to be one of the Vandalia Gathering's most beloved performers. Our Vandalia coverage begins on page 63, and online viewers can learn about the Vandalia Gathering here. Photograph by Michael Keller, 1998.

Published by the
Cecil H. Underwood, Governor

Division of Culture and History
Renay Conlin, Commissioner

John Lilly, Editor

Connie Karickhoff
Assistant Editor

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Editorial Assistant

Anne H. Crozier

Spring 1999

2 From the Editor

3 Letters from Readers
7 Current Programs, Events, Publications
10 Mother's Day Revisited: "But After All Was
She Not a Masterpiece as a Mother
and a Gentlewoman..."
By Marie Tyler-McGraw
16 Mother's Day Today
18 Wheeling's Irish Thread:
An O'Brien Family Tale
ByMargaret Brennan
26 The Milk Had to Get Through:
Home Delivery in Tucker County
By Carl E. Feather
32 Second to None:
Eighty Years of the West Virginia State Police
By Ben Crookshanks
38 A Boy's Dream
By C.C. Stewart
43 "All in a Day's Work":
Former State Trooper William R. Seal
Interview by Ben Crookshanks
46 West Virginia State Stores:
A Legacy of Prohibition
By Joseph Platania
48 "Lavoro e Casa":
Memories of an Italian Mining Family
By Jean Battlo
56 The Color of May
By Donna McGuire Tanner
58 Clingman's Market
By Belinda Anderson
63 Vandalia Time!
66 Liars Contest Winners
70 Back Issues