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Volume 34, Number 1

Spring 2007 issue
On the cover: Dancer Lou Maiuri and apprentice Judy Van Gundy demonstrate some steps at a recent Vandalia Gathering in Charleston. Author Doug Van Gundy fiddles in the background. Photograph by Michael Keller. Our story about Lou Maiuri begins on page 8.

Published by the

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

Spring 2008

2 From the Editor
3 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs*Events*Publications
8 “I Dearly Love to Dance”
Mountain Dancer Lou Maiuri
By Doug Van Gundy
16 Bear Fork Trading Post
Live Music in Calhoun County
By Kim Johnson
22 Richard Ruddle and the Reed Organs
of Pendleton County
By Lawson W. Posey
28 Leading Creek Baptist Church
Up From the Ashes in Gilmer County
By Katrina Minney
34 Fire on Fairfax Street!
By Clifford Hackett
40 “It Feels Like Coming Home”
Old-Time Hospitality at the Park View Inn
By Jeanne Mozier
47 Betty Lou Harmison
Muse of the Park View Inn
By Jeanne Mozier
48 89 Years in the Coalfields
A Satisfying Life in Wyoming County
By Virginia Cook
54 Water Witching in Preston County
A Visit with Keith Wotring
By Donetta Sisler
60 First Lady and the Ramp Egg
By George Garton
62 West Virginia Back Roads
A Shop for Sore Eyes in St. Marys
By Carl E. Feather
64 2007 Liars Contest
68 Vandalia Time!
Photoessay by Michael Keller

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