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Volume 39, Number 4


ON THE COVER:  Unidentified teamster with horses in Nicholas County, early 1900’s. Photograph by Finley Taylor. Our story begins on page 22.

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

Winter 2013

2 Letters from Readers
5 Current Programs • Events • Publications
6 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
7 New Books Available
By John Lilly
10 Finding Balance in Logan County
A Visit with Roger Bryant
By John Lilly
15 Remembering Aunt Jennie
16 Friendship Quilts
By Edwin Daryl Michael
22 Finley Taylor
Early Richwood Photographer
By Luther D. Baker
29 The Cranberry Wilderness Story
30 Stages Costume Shop
20,000 Characters for Rent in Wheeling
By Carl E. Feather
36 Recalling Miss Lottie
By William D. Rexroad
42 Remembering Karl Dewey Myers
West Virginia’s First Poet Laureate
By Cindy Karelis
46 West Virginia’s Poets Laureate
48 Sixteen Years on Hackers Creek
By James C. Clark
52 Norm Julian
The Monongahela Valley’s Woodsman Philosopher
By Donna Meredith
58 The Twin Houses of Maken
By Carl E. Feather
64 West Virginia Back Roads
Jamboree at Dunmore Schoolhouse
By Carl E. Feather
66 Mountain Music Roundup
By John Lilly
69 GOLDENSEAL 2013 Index
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