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Volume 45, Number 2

On the cover: A highway patrol motorcycle team, driven by Sgt. Sam Taylor, 1920s. Courtesy of the West Virginia State Police Archives.

Published by the

Jim Justice, Governor

Randall Reid-Smith, Curator
Department of Arts, Culture and History

Stan Bumgardner, Editor

Joseph Aluise, Assistant Editor

Jacob Hall Design
Publication Design

Summer 2019

2 From the Editor
3 GOLDENSEAL Good-Bye: George Daugherty
By Mack Samples
4 “If you want to be a part of Huntington,
you need to eat at Jim’s!”
By Emily Hilliard
6 The West Virginia State Police:
Born of Chaos
By Merle T. Cole
16 Thomas B. Davis: The Governor’s Go-to Guy
By Merle T. Cole
18 An Early Manhunt
By Merle T. Cole
20 Highway Patrol
By Merle T. Cole
28 West Virginia Mounties
By Merle T. Cole
30 A Border Photo Mystery
By Merle T. Cole
32 Did You Know? Other Facts
about the State Police
By Aaron Parsons
38 Sharen Sumpter Deitz:
“I’m not a woman, I’m a trooper”
By Aaron Parsons
44 Documerica West Virginia
By Larry Shockley
56 Harpers Ferry: The Power of Place
By Christine M. Kreiser
64 Civil War Battlefield Preservation
By Ernest Everett Blevins
74 Hunter Lesser: Historian
and Preservationist
By Susan M. Pierce
78 West Virginia Back Roads:
A Visit with Eddy Cathers
By Carl E. Feather
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