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Volume 31, Number 3

Fall 2005 Goldenseal Cover
Retired miner Oreste Leombruno, with abandoned coke ovens near Douglas, Tucker County. Photograph by MIchael Keller. Our story begins on page 6.

Published by the

Joe Manchin III, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Arts, Culture and History

Troy Body, Commissioner
Department of Arts, Culture and History

John Lilly, Editor

Gordon Simmons
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc.
Publication Design

Fall 2005

2 Letters from Readers
6 Follow the Coal
A Visit with Oreste Leombruno
By Maureen Crockett
14 Night of Raging Waters
Parsons and the 1985 Flood
By Jerry DiBacco
23 Saving Pauline
By Jerry DiBacco
24 Turkey Talk with Peck Martin
By Bruce Ingram
30 “I Never Dreamed I’d Be This Old”
Gilmer County’s Roxy Ellyson at 105
By Harriet Whipkey
36 My Life as a Mason County Educator
By George Curtis Musgrave
38 The Executioner’s Story
Bob Harness and the Moundsville Pen
By Carl E. Feather
44 Fall Victory
Huntington’s 1918 Flu Epidemic
By Joseph Platania
51 The Box It Came In
Saving the French Gratitude Train
By Richard Hartman
55 The Forty & Eight
By Richard Hartman
56 Pushing and Shoving a Model T
By W. Howard Reeder
58 Life in the Levi Shinn House
By Edwin Daryl Michael
66 West Virginia Back Roads
Echoes of the Flood at Harman
By Carl E. Feather
68 Current Programs*Events*Publications


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