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Volume 38, Number 2

On the cover: Plowing a field at Arthurdale, Preston County, photographer and date unknown. Photograph courtesy of West Virginia State Archives, Harry Carlson Collection. Our story begins on page 8.

Published by the

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

2 Letters from Readers
6 Current Programs • Events • Publications
8 Growing Up in Arthurdale
By Jim McNelis
17 Dancing with Mrs. Roosevelt
By Jim McNelis
18 Aunt Lucinda
By June Pennington
20 “Kelly Perfect”
Annabelle Rhodes Recalls Kelly Axe
By Amy M. Harper
28 The Kelly Axe Story
By Amy M. Harper
30 Night Sounds
By Borgon Tanner
32 Fly Fishing
Up a Creek with Danny Wickline
By John Lilly
40 “Raised Really Tough”
The Life and Music of the Bing Brothers
By John Lilly
48 The Bushy-Tailed Defender
By Kenneth C. Daugherty
50 Fighting a Good Fight
Billy Sunday Comes to Wheeling
By Kate Quinn
58 Pot of Beans
By Ken Snyder
60 Americ’a First Modern Tea Party
By Alice Moore and Karl Priest
66 West Virginia Back Roads
Drive-In Nights at Franklin
By Carl E. Feather
68 New Books Available
By John Lilly
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