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Volume 42, Number 3


On the cover: Kathy Bostic sorts and salvages flood-damaged family photos on the roof of her house along Jordan Creek in Kanawha County. Photo by Sam Owens, courtesy of Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Education and the Arts

Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

Stan Bumgardner, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Fall 2016

2 From the Editor
4 The June 2016 Flood
5 In Memoriam: The 23
6 Belinda Scott
7 The Praying Tree
By Thomas Sayers Ellis & Crystal Good
The Flood of 2016
12 Devastation
16 Rescue
20 Aftermath
30 Cleanup
34 Pulling Together
36 The Heart and Soul of West Virginia
38 Clendenin
44 Clay
50 Richwood
51 Jim Comstock
56 Rainelle
60 White Sulphur Springs
64 The Bunker
66 These People Live Here
By Thomas Sayers Ellis & Crystal Good
72 After the Flood
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