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Volume 30, Number 4

Winter 2004 Goldenseal Cover
On the cover: Handmade folk toys from the Mountain Craft Shop in Proctor, Wetzel County. Our Story about toymaker Dick Schnacke begins on page 10. Photograph by Michael Keller.

Published by the

Bob Wise, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Education and the Arts

Troy Body, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

John Lilly, Editor

Gordon Simmons
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Winter 2004

2 Letters from Readers
10 Whimmydiddles and FlipperDingers
A Visit with Toymaker Dick Schnacke
By Catherine Moore
18 “I Am in a Swell Place Now”
Early McDowell County Postcards
By Jean Battlo
24 Eyewitness
Marie Robinette of Matewan
By Dallas H. Jude
30 The First Picture Show in Chapmanville
By John JJ Ward
32 “Seventh Heaven”
Saturday Night at the Sagebrush Round-up
By Carl E. Feather
38 Bill Murray
A Round-up Original
By Carl E. Feather
42 Little John Graham and Cherokee Sue
A Radio Love Story
By Carl E. Feather
48 “Sounds of Home”
Songwriter Dorsey Wiseman
By Carl E. Feather
54 “Lifting as We Climb”
Charleston Woman’s Improvement League
By Ancella Bickley
60 West Virginia Back Roads
Friendly Glass, Glowing Memories
By Carl E. Feather
62 Current Programs*Events*Publications
64 Mountain Music Roundup
By John Lilly
67 GOLDENSEAL 2004 Index
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