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Volume 40, Number 2


On the cover: Matt Benedict prepares to deliver a pitch for the West Virginia Power baseball team in 2012. Photograph courtesy of the West Virginia Power. Our stories begin on page 8.

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

Summer 2014

2 Letters from Readers
5 Current Programs • Events • Publications
7 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
8 From Statesmen to Power
Minor League Baseball in Charleston
By Bob Barnett
16 The Charlies
Recalling Charleston’s Golden Era
By Mike Whiteford
20 Proud to Have Been Called Nurses
Recalling Davis Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
By Tom Felton
26 Cadet Nurses Maggie and Terri Payne
By Audrey Stanton-Smith
30 Marietta Manufacturing Company
Building Ships and Boats in Point Pleasant
By Betty Rivard
36 Point Pleasant River Museum
38 Waterborne Entertainment on the Upper Ohio River
By Borgon Tanner
44 Campbells Creek Train Robbery
By Todd A. Hanson
50 Picture Day
By Becky Crabtree
54 Living Small
Marjorie Wolverton’s Journey to West Virginia
By Raymond Alvarez
60 Moondog
Taking a Bite Out of Crime in Wheeling
By Carl E. Feather
66 West Virginia Back Roads
Center Point Covered Bridge>br> By Carl E. Feather
68 New Books Available
By John Lilly
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