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Volume 41, Number 4


On the cover: Logan County native and legendary fiddler Ed Haley poses for a studio portrait in the 1940s. Photo courtesy of Lawrence and Pat Haley.

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

Stan Bumgardner, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Winter 2015

2 Letters from Readers
5 Current Programs • Events • Publications
8 The Many Faces of West Virginia
By Kim Weitkamp
11 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
12 Feuds, Fiddles, Family, and Friends
Ed Haley’s Life on Harts Creek
By Brandon Ray Kirk
24 John Hartford’s Search for Ed Haley
By Brandon Ray Kirk
28 Christmas Eve in the Manger of the Little Barn
By Jack Furbee
32 “West Virginia — Hooray!”
Growing Up in Wheeling
By James Bernardin
42 Appalachian South Folklife Center Turns 50!
53 Don West
54 Old-Fashioned Country Ingenuity
By John Payne
56 Swiss Family Balli: The Movie
By Alan Byer
64 Mountain Music Roundup
By Paul Gartner
68 West Virginia Back Roads
A Chip off the Old Pringle
By Carl E. Feather
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