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Volume 34, Number 2

Summer 2008 issue
On the cover: Fenton Art Glass Company in Williamstown recently marked 100 years of producing beautiful handmade glass. Photograph by Michael Keller. Our story begins on page 8.

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

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc.
Publication Design

Summer 2008

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs * Events * Publications
8 Fenton
A Century of Art Glass in Williamstown
By Dean Six
14 Fenton
Handcrafted American Glass Artistry
Photoessay by Michael Keller
16 “The Best Thing I Ever Did”
Willa Norman and Fenton Glass
By Dean Six
18 Paul Whiteman Recalls Early Days in Bridgeport
By Richard S. Bailey
24 The Joy of Flying
Squire Haynes and the Rainelle International Airport
By Janet Estep
29 Pilot Jean Pickering
75 and Still Flying
By Betty Leavengood
34 Road Trip
An Eye-Opening Journey to Pocahontas County in 1947
By David H. Halsey
42 Organ Cave
A World Within a World
By Carl E. Feather
50 Shadows of the Past
Photoessay by Marty Olsen
58 Making Whiskey in Greenbrier County
By Ben Crookshanks
64 Making It Legal
A Visit to the Isaiah Morgan Distillery in Summersville
By John Lilly
66 West Virginia Back Roads
Character Farm in Morgan County
By Carl E. Feather
68 New Books Available
By Gordon Simmons

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