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Volume 29, Number 4

Winter 2003 cover
On the cover: Weaver Dorothy Thompson works at an old loom in her Canaan Valley studio. Photograph by Michael Keller.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
Bob Wise, Governor

Division of Culture and History
Nancy Herholdt, Commissioner

John Lilly, Editor

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Winter 2003

2 Letters From Readers
6 Current Programs*Events*Publication
9 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
10 Weaver Dorothy Thompson
By John Lilly
18 The View from Fairmont:
A Century in Postcards
By Raymond Alvarez
26 Fountain Hobby Center:
Passing the Test of Time
By Melissa Smith
32 Warm Mornings in Clay County
By Larry Campbell
38 Coal Fires and Memories
By Kathy Webb Brewster
40 Lafadie Belle Whittico:
Black Medical Pioneer in Mingo County
By Ancella R. Bickley
46 The Magnolia Nurse: Patty Norton of Morgan County
By Helen Bradfield Shambaugh
49 Brooke County Trapping
By Barbara Copenhaver Bailey
52 Central City Bung Company
By Jean McClelland
56 The City of Central City: A Brief History
62 Films and Videos on West Virginia and Appalachia
By Steve Fesenmaier
66 Mountain Music Roundup
By John Lilly
69 GOLDENSEAL 2003 Index
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