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Volume 35, Number 4

Winter 2009 cover
On the cover: A flood-damaged church rests on the railroad tracks following the 1972 disaster at Buffalo Creek, Logan County. Photograph by Jeanne Rasmussen, courtesy of the Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University. Coloration by Michael Keller. Our stories begin on page 9.

Published by the

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

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Winter 2009

2 Letters from Readers
5 Current Programs • Events • Publications
9 Echoes of Buffalo Creek: An Introduction
By John Lilly
14 Echoes of Buffalo Creek: Leon Ball
By Crystal Elkins
18 Echoes of Buffalo Creek: Lewis Bondurant
By Margo Blevin Denton
26 Building Rigs the Old Way:
Oilman U.S. Dye
By Steve Dye
33 “Hand Tools and Hard Work”
Oil and Gas Man Darrell Bush
By Richard S. Bailey
38 Help a Belly Out!
The Story of Jebby Sauce
By Brittani Lynch
40 Magic and Memories
Recalling Noble and Louise Conner
By Betty Conner McClung
46 Tasting the Waters in Berkeley Springs
By Michael Cervin
48 As It Was in Hundred
Recalling Life in a Wetzel County Town
By Bob Masters
54 Christmas In a One-Room School
By Norma Payne
56 “I Have All I Need Here”
Glass Artist Ron Hinkle
By Carl E. Feather
64 West Virginia Back Roads
Chapel for a Boy in Upshur County
By Carl E. Feather
66 Mountain Music Roundup
By John Lilly
69 GOLDENSEAL 2009 Index

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