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Volume 36, Number 34

Winter 2010 cover
On the cover: Weir High School Band drum majors (from the left) Paul Kuhns, Tyrone Price, and David Kuhns at the 1960 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Photographer unknown. Our story begins on page 10.

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

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Winter 2010

2 Letters from Readers
8 Current Programs • Events • Publications
10 Weir Going West
A High School Band and a Very Big Parade
By Tom Tarowsky
18 Hidden in Plain Sight
The Greenbrier’s Bunker
By Bob Conte
25 Debunking the Bunker
By Bob Conte
30 Patti Powell
WWVA’s “Long Haul Widow”
By Ivan M. Tribe and Deanna Tribe
36 Doyle Kisner
Tucker County’s Single-Handed Clock Man
By Carl E. Feather
43 Back in Time
Clock Maker Rick Dillon
By Luke R. Mitchell
46 Groundhog!
By Gerald Milnes
48 Skunk Grease and Mutton Tallow
By Gerald Milnes
50 Honestly Abe
Lincoln Impersonator Jim Rubin
By Pauline Haga
54 “I Wish I Could Go Back”
A Visit with Pete Henderson of Marion County
By Richard S. Bailey
62 Christmas Apples
By Wanda Collins
64 West Virginia Back Roads
“Farmer Lessons” in Preston County
By Carl E. Feather
66 Mountain Music Roundup
By John Lilly
68 Books about Mountain Music
By John Lilly

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