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Volume 34, Number 3

Fall 2008 issue
On the cover: Carl Yokum emerges from a rental teepee at Yokum’s Vacationland, located at Seneca Rocks, Pendleton County. Photograph by Carl E. Feather. Our story begins on page 10.

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

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Fall 2008

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs * Events * Publications
9 Goldenseal Good-Byes
10 Yokum’s Vacationland
Carving Out a Big Life at Seneca Rocks
By Carl. E. Feather
18 Selling Side-by-Side at Seneca Rocks
By Carl E. Feather
24 Berdines
A Visit to Ritchie County’s Old-Time 5 & Dime
By Maureen Crockett
30 Bow Making in West Virginia
By Nathaniel Simons
34 Chesney’s Totem Pole
Tribute to a Fairmont Landmark
By Raymond Alvarez
40 A Life Well Spent
“Doc” Pete of Parsons
By Tom Felton
46 Respecting Miss Skaggs
By Bert W. Hudson
48 On Hallowed Ground
Jimmie McGrady and Beckley’s American Legion Cemetery
By Pauline Haga
53 Lillybrook
The Memories Never Die
By Hucie Maxey
58 Marching to Glory
Bluefield’s American Legion Junior Drum & Bugle Corps
By Stuart McGehee
64 West Virginia Back Roads
Pressing Cider in Preston County
By Carl E. Feather
66 The Art of Pressing Apples
Photoessay by Carl E. Feather
68 Films on West Virginia and Appalachia
By Steve Fesenmaier

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