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Volume 38, Number 4

On the cover: Jessie Beard Powell was born at Travelers’ Repose, Pocahontas County, in 1915. She has lived at this historic inn her entire life, according to author and photographer Carl E. Feather. 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

Winter 2012

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs ● Events ● Publications
10 Sweet Repose in Bartow
By Carl E. Feather
18 "We're Here for Service"
United Gospel Singers
By Rebecca Kimmons
24 Waterborne
River Work in Winter
By Patricia Byrnside Carder
30 Recalling Life along the Little Kanawha
By Virgil L. Smith
36 The Girl from Ireland
By Jean Bruffey
40 Dishpan Rock
By Daphne Moore
42 Cable TV Comes to Red Jacket
By Joe Plasky
48 Allegheny Treenware
Carving out a Living in Preston County
By Carl E. Feather
56 Hope and Success in Corton
By Mack Samples
60 Ho-Ho-Ho!
Santa Bill Kimmons
By Pamela J. Dickerscheid
64 West Virginia Back Roads
Antiques and Memories in Pendleton County
By Carl E. Feather
66 Mountain Music Roundup
By John Lilly
69 GOLDENSEAL 2012 Index
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