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Volume 41, Number 2


On the Cover: Drivers and mules in a mine at Gary, McDowell County, in 1908. Photograph by Lewis Hine, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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

Summer 2015

2 From the Editor
6 Current Programs • Events • Publications
9 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
10 From Candles to Carbide:
Early Mine Lighting in West Virginia
By Jim Lackey
18 WVU’s Watts Museum
By Sharon E. Kelly
20 H.B. Huffman Coal Company
By Lynette Swiger
26 Tee Time in the Mountain State:
West Virginia’s Golf History
By Bob Barnett
34 Farmerettes in the Field:
The Women’s Land Army at Media Farm
By Patricia Wilkins
40 World War II West Virginia Land Girls
By Patricia Wilkins
42 Summers on My Grandfather’s Farm
By Sid Underwood
48 A Blackberry Day
By Jack Furbee
52 Buy, Sell, Trade, or Give Away:
WHAW’s Swap Shop
By John Lilly
58 Lisa Elmaleh and the Modern Art of Tintype
By John Lilly
66 West Virginia Back Roads
No Gas in Monongah
By Carl E. Feather
68 New Books Available
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