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Volume 33, Number 2

Summer 2007 Goldenseal cover
On the cover: Dairy goats belonging to Mitzie Rival of Jackson County. Photograph by Michael Keller. Our story begins on page 32.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

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

Summer 2007

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs*Events*Publications
9 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
10 Country Photographer Ferrell Friend
70 Years Behind the Camera
By Skip Johnson
18 Columnist Alyce Faye Bragg
Everybody’s Grandmother
By George David Begler
25 My Home
By Alyce Faye Bragg
26 How We Fed Ourselves Back Then
Eating Well in Barbour County
By Wayman A. Donegia
32 Tending the Herd in Jackson County
Mitzie Rival and her Goats
By Carolyn Harmon
38 “Worth Their Weight in Gold”
Recalling Red Jacket Safety Day
By Joe Plasky
46 Summers in the Brush
DOH Memories in Wetzel County
By Bob Masters
50 Soap Box Derby 1937
By Houghton Robson
52 Music on the Hill
The Cronin Family of Pleasants County
By Betty Leavengood
58 Mail Time in Glady
Calvin Shifflett and his Post Office
By Carl E. Feather
65 Peter Shaver’s Grave
By Carl E. Feather
66 West Virginia Back Roads
Being Different in Hepzibah
By Carl E. Feather
68 New Books Available
By Gordon Simmons

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