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Volume 39, Number 2

On the cover: Civil War reenactors fire a cannon at Hurricane, Putnam County, in 2010. Photograph by Tyler Evert. Our story begins on page 10.

Published by the

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

Summer 2013

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs Events Publications
10 Reliving History
Memories of a Civil War Reenactor
By Michael Sheets
18 Hidden in Plain Sight
Marion County’s Civil War-Era Landmarks
By Shannon Colaianni Tinnell
24 Francis H. Pierpont
Father of West Virginia
By Shannon Colaianni Tinnell
26 Recalling the Centennial
West Virginia at 100
By John Lilly
38 Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
Variety and Tradition at Cedar Lakes
By Nancy Merical
44 Huntington, the Way We Were
The Hometown Photographs of Levi Holley Stone
By John Witek
52 Puttin’ Up Hay in Doddridge County
By Duane Ellifritt
58 “Almost Mushroom Heaven”
Finding Fungi in the Mountain State
By Carl E. Feather
64 Pat Jordan
Mushroom Hunter
By Gerald Milnes
66 Italian Mushroom Magic
By John Lilly
68 West Virginia Back Roads
Old School Bookstore in Pocahontas County
By Carl E. Feather
70 Remembering Filmmaker Bob Gates
By Steve Fesenmaier
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