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Volume 38, Number 1


On the cover: Norris Lytton performs at the Empty Glass in Charleston. Our stories about rock music in West Virginia begin on page 10. Photograph by Michael Keller.

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

John Lilly, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Spring 2012

3 Letters from Readers
6 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
7 Current Programs • Events • Publications
10 The Shades
Rockin’ the Mountains
By Bernie Helmick
12 Days of Glory
Rock Music in the Kanawha Valley (1965-1975)
By Terry Lowry
16 “Making Good Music”
A Visit with Drummer Gordon Cupit
By Michael Lipton
22 Tradition Rocks!
24 “Just Get it Done”
Synthetic Rubber in Institute
By Warren Woomer
26 The Union Carbide Story
Franklin Jividen Recalled
29 Synthetic Rubber
How It’s Made
By Ed Hile
30 The U.S. Rubber Story
Frank Sayre Recalls
32 The Lady is a Fireman
Amy McGrew of Cass
By Carl E. Feather
38 “Fair Dealing”
Richardson’s Hardware in Marlinton
By Carl E. Feather
44 In Close Touch with Reality
Photographer Lewis Hine
By Raymond Alvarez
50 From the Ashes
Saving Eglon School
By J. Michael Fike
56 Surviving the Great Depression
Our Year on the Farm
By Charles E. Brannon
62 West Virginia Back Roads
Wheeling & Dealing in Wheeling
By Carl E. Feather
64 My Lost Hamster
By Kailey Dwire
65 2011 Liars Contest
68 Vandalia Time!
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