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Volume 33, Number 3

Summer 2007 issue
On the cover: Soldiers scale Seneca Rocks during World War II assault training in Pendleton County. Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine, copyright Jennifer B. Bodine, all rights reserved; colorization by Karin Kercheval. Our story begins on page 8.

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 2007

2 Letters from Readers
5 Current Programs*Events*Publications
8 Climbing to Victory
WWII Assault Training at Seneca Rocks
By Robert C. Whetsell
16 West Virginia Maneuver Area
By Donald L. Rice
18 “Top Kick”
Gereald Bland and his Military Museum
By Carl E. Feather
24 The Lonely Battle
Ken Hechler’s 1958 Campaign
By Gordon Simmons
30 Katherine Reemsnyder of Buckhannon
A Wesleyan Family Legacy
By Carl E. Feather
36 Coach Bobby Stover
The Making of a Clay County Legend
By Kara Perdue Stover
40 Food and Rebellion in Monroe County
Recalling Georgia Wickline
By Barbara Rasmussen
46 The Legendary Pennsboro Speedway
Fast Times in Ritchie County
By Betty Leavengood
52 The Hillbilly Hundred
By Betty Leavengood
54 The Quiet Dell Murders
West Virginia’s Crime of the Century
By Stan Bumgardner
60 “It Was the Talk of the Town”
Russell Davisson Recalls the Quiet Dell Murders
By John Lilly
62 Roadkill Cook-Off
You Ate What?!?
By Tamar Alexia Fleishman
66 West Virginia Back Roads
A Real Barn Dance in Aurora
By Carl E. Feather
68 Films, Videos, and DVD’s on West Virginia
and Appalachia
By Steve Fesenmaier

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