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Volume 25, Number 4

Winter 99 Goldenseal
Beautiful glass paperweights such as these are the work of glass artist Jennings Bonnell of Jane Lew. Photograph by Michael Keller.

Published by the
Cecil H. Underwood, Governor

Division of Culture and History
Renay Conlin, Commissioner

John Lilly, Editor

John Gillispie
Assistant Editor

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

Anne H. Crozier

Winter 1999

2 Letters from Readers

7 FDR in Elkins
8 Current Programs, Events, Publications
12 December 6, 1907: No Christmas at Monongah
By Eugene Wolfe
21 "I Know Them All":
Monogah's Faithful Father Brigs
By Barbara Smith
25 My First Night in the Mines
By Buddy French
36 "A Home Away From Home":
Harrisville's Whitehall Hotel
By Mary Lucille DeBerry
40 Poet O.O. Eckels
By Larry Bartlett
44 A Nicholas Couty Christmas
By Margaret Grose Winebrenner
47 Celebrating Old Christmas
48 Sharing the Weight:
A Visit With Glassmaker Jennings Bonnell
By James R. Mitchell
54 The Students of Jennings Bonnell
Photo essay by Michael Keller
56 Camp Washington-Carver:
An African American Landmark in Fayette County
By Norman Jordan
64 Mountain Music Roundup
By Danny Williams
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