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Volume 35, Number 1

Spring 2009 issue
On the cover: Wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), photographed by Bernard Cyrus on Montgomery Ridge, Wayne County. Gerald Milnes’ story about Bernard Cyrus begins on page 10.

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

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Spring 2009

3 Letters from Readers
8 Current Programs * Events * Publications
10 The Natural World of Bernard Cyrus
By Gerald Milnes
18 West Virginia Orchids
20 “Pure Entertainment”
Wallace Horn and the Friendly Neighbor Show
By Carolyn Harmon
26 Buster the Bluegrass Kitty
By Carl E. Feather
28 Night Riders On the Air
By Linda Myers Browning and Donna McGuire Tanner
30 Cough Drops and Mother’s Day
By Dr. C. R. Thomas
31 “I Wish I Could Remember Her Face”
Searching for Ethel Anders
By Joy Gilchrist-Stalnaker
36 Weston State Hospital
38 Top Score
Morris Harvey’s George King
By Bob Kuska
44 “Moonfixer”
Basketball Pioneer Earl Lloyd
By Michael Hawkins
48 The Family Man of Jordan Creek
By Junior D. Hayes and Barbara L. Hayes
54 Koolwink Motel
The American Dream in Romney
By Carl E. Feather
62 West Virginia Back Roads
Driving a Bargain on Route 50
By Carl E. Feather
64 2008 Liars Contest
68 Vandalia Time!

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