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Volume 31, Number 2

Spring 2005 Goldenseal Cover
A woman tends a garden at the Tygart Valley Homestead in Randolph County. Photograph 1939 by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration, courtesy of the Library of Congress. Our story begins on page 10.

Published by the

Joe Manchin III, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Education and the Arts

Troy Body, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

John Lilly, Editor

Gordon Simmons
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Summer 2005

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs*Events*Publications
10 Tygart Valley Homestead
New Deal Communities in Randolph County
By Kathy Roberts
18 The Homestead Movement in West Virginia
By Gordon Simmons
20 Eleanor Roosevelt in Print
22 Ties that Bind
The Hahn Brothers of Hardy County
By Catherine Moore
28 Rube Stump
Calhoun County's King of Swing
By Kim Johnson
34 Days at the Knights of Pythias
By Bob Masters
38 A Miner's Life
Clyde Lockard's Diary
By Duane Lockard
46 "The Best of Times by Far"
A Visit with Sue Dingess of MacDunn
Interview by Ericka Bain
50 MacDunn and the 1934 Train Explosion
52 Jones Mansion
The Checkered History of a McDowell County Landmark
By Jean Battlo
58 "Mayor" Ivan Gorby of Bowman Ridge
By Carl E. Feather
66 West Virginia Backroads
"Your Move"
Honor and Checkers in Matewan
By Carl E. Feather
68 New Books Available
By Gordon Simmons


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