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Volume 32, Number 3

Carved pumpkin
On the cover: Kenova pharmacist Ric Griffith designs and displays more than 3,000 carved jack-o-lanterns, such as this one, each Halloween. Our story begins on page 10, Photograph by Michael Keller.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

Joe Manchin III, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Education and the Arts

Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

John Lilly, Editor

Gordon Simmons
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc.
Publication Design

Fall 2006

2 Letters from Readers
 
6 Current Programs * Events * Publications
 
9 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
 
10 3,000 Points of Light
Kenova’s Pumpkin House
By John Lilly
18 Homer L. Wells
Midland Trail’s Mystery Photographer
By Bob Moore
25 Midland Trail Association
26 Townsend’s Barbershop
Shave and a Haircut in Summersville
By Bill Lynch
30 WVU’s Mountaineer
A Mascot with a Mission
By Dan B. Fleming, Jr.
36 Three Years at Three Mile School
Memories of a Calhoun County Educator
By Louie Dawson Snider
41 What’s with These Dawson Names??
By Louie Dawson Snider
42 Tales from the Cells
Recalling the Tucker County Jail
By Tom Felton
48 The Ricottillis of Barbour County
An Italian Family Carries On
By Lori Marie DiBacco
54 Bagpipes in West Virginia
By Gerald Milnes
56 Cabwaylingo State Forest
Bonnie Watts’ Playground
By Carl E. Feather
62 Crum Brothers
Witnesses to the Change
By Carl E. Feather
66 West Virginia Back Roads
A Texas Tradition in Preston County
By Carl E. Feather
68 Films, Videos, and DVD’s about
West Virginia and Appalachia
By Steve Fesenmaier

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