Skip Navigation

Volume 28, Number 1

Spring 2002 cover
Wallace Williamson Farley at the Coal House in Williamson - the only structure of its kind in the world, and a fitting monument to southern West Virginia's coal heritage. Photograph by Michael Keller.

Published by the
Bob Wise, Governor

Division of Culture and History
Nancy Herholdt, Commissioner

John Lilly, Editor

Kathy Hughes
Assistant Editor

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Spring 2002

2 From the Editor

3 Letters From Readers
6 Current Programs*Events*Publications
9 New Books Available
10 Riding Route 52
The Old Coal Road
By Su Clauson-Wicker
20 "I Never Wanted to Live Anywhere Else"
Wallace W. Farley of Williamson
By Robert Spence
24 Williamson's Coal House
27 The Devil Turned to Stone
By Robert Spence
30 Doing Fine at 99
A Visit With Melvin Harris
By Ross Ballard II
36 Starstruck by Stage Struck
Hollywood Comes to New Martinsville
By Susan M. Doll
40 Early West Virginia Cinema (1919-1941)
By Steve Fesenmaier
44 Growing Up in a Family Store
By Newton L. Poling
50 "To Seek and Save"
Memories of Good Hope Church
By June Cowles Jones
54 Joltin' Jim McCoy
Morgan County's Country Music Troubadour
By John Douglas
60 The Other Coal House
By Belinda Anderson
62 2001 Liars Contest
65 Vandalia Time!
Photoessay by Michael Keller
68 New Films and Videos on West Virginia and Appalachia
By Steve Fesenmaier
Return to Goldenseal