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Volume 30, Number 3

Fall 2004 Goldenseal Cover
On the cover: A loaded coal train bound for Grafton crosses the “65 Bridge” on May 4, 1998. Photograph by Jay Potter. Our article about Jay and his railroad photography begins on page 16.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

Bob Wise, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Education and the Arts

Troy Body, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

John Lilly, Editor

Gordon Simmons
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Fall 2004

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs*Events*Publications
9 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
10 Grafton’s B&O Station
Revisiting a Railroad Treasure
By Bob Withers
16 Forever Trains
Railroad Photographer Jay Potter
By John Lilly
24 The BC&G and the Last Stand of Steam
By Cody A. Burdette
30 Close Call at Altman
By Warren Vance
32 John W. Davis and the
1924 Presidential Campaign
By Rod Rogers
38 Claude R. Linger
West Virginia’s Other Presidential Candidate
By James Wilson Douglas
40 Ritchie County Cellar Houses
By Katherine Roberts
46 “I Like to Make People Happy”
Connie Mantini and His Accordion
By Norman Julian
52 Accordion in My Genes
By Norman Julian
54 Echoes of a Mountain Preacher
Recalling Laban Richmond of Summers County
By John Eric West
60 Jack Dempsey Comes to Huntington
By Joseph Platania
62 The Murder of Snowden Crane
By Charles Cohenour
68 West Virginia Back Roads
Old Glory on Haystack Hill
By Carl E. Feather
70 Back Issues Available

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