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Volume 39, Number 1


On the cover: Interior of Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park. Photograph by Sam McColloch. Our story begins on page 32.

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

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Spring 2013

3 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs ● Events ● Publications
8 The Buddy Starcher & Sleepy Jeffers Shows
Live Country Music on TV!
By Ivan M. Tribe
16 What’s it Worth to You?
Pendleton County Auctioneer Garry Propst
By Carl E. Feather
22 An Old-Fashioned Auction
By Carl E. Feather
24 Holding Court
West Virginia’s First Girls’ High School Basketball Tournament
By Bob Barnett and Steven Cooper
32 Seeing in Black & White
Photographer Sam McColloch
By John Lilly
42 “To Live as One Like Brothers”
Remembering St. Joseph Seminary
By Roger Nedeff
48 Woodsdale Kids
Memories of a Wheeling Neighborhood
By Kate Quinn
54 Growing Up in a Hardware Store
By Wayne Basconi
58 West Virginia Back Roads
Irish Road Bowling in Wheeling
By Carl E. Feather
60 New Books Available
By John Lilly
64 2012 Liars Contest
67 Vandalia Time!
 
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