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Volume 26, Number 2

Spring 2000 Goldenseal
Dr. Patrick W. Gainer was a prominent educator, folklorist, and scholar from Tanner, Gilmer County, who founded the West Virginia State Folk Festival in 1950. This portrait was made by son Patrick A. Gainer in 1974.

Published by the
Cecil H. Underwood, Governor

Division of Culture and History
Renay Conlin, Commissioner

John Lilly, Editor

Pat Love
Assistant Editor

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

Anne H. Crozier

Summer 2000

2 Letters from Readers

6 Current Programs, Events, Publications
9 Celebrating West Virginia Men
10 The First Father's Day
By Thomas Koon
12 Rex Harper: My West Virginia Dad
By Sheldon Harper
19 "Coach": A Visit with Bill Weber
Interview by Gene Ochsendorf
25 One With Nature:
Mountain Man Coy Fitzpatrick
By Jim Wilson
31 A Lasting Impression:
Recalling Printer Ken McClain
By Mariwyn McClain Smith
38 Cass: A Short History
By Philip V. Bagdon
42 "Hell's Acre": A Visit to East Cass
By Philip V. Bagdon
45 Robert S. Hickman:
Keeping the Company Store
By H. William Gabriel
47 Frank Edwin Mower:
Keeping Cass Alive
By H. William Gabriel
50 "Let's Keep It Traditional":
West Virginia State Folk Festival Turns 50
By Bob Heyer
58 Dr. Gainer: Folk Festival Founder
By Paul Gartner
60 Old Sweet Springs:
A Lewis Family Legacy
By Rody Johnson
66 Doodle Was a Tough Old Bird
By Larry Bartlett
68 Films on West Virginia and Appalachia
71 Vandalia Award 2000
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