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Volume 37, Number 4

Winter 2011 Cover
On the cover: The historic Berkeley Castle in Berkeley Springs. Photograph by Carl E. Feather. Our story begins 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

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Winter 2011

2 Letters from Readers
5 Current Programs • Events • Publications
8 Berkeley Castle
Living in a Landmark
By Carl E. Feather
16 In the Beginning...
South Charleston’s Belgian Roots
By Stan Bumgardner
19 Hand-Blown Window Glass
22 Remembrances of Grandma and Grandpa Dumont
By Edgar Dumont, Jr.
24 Where Coal People Meet
2011 Bluefield Coal Show
By John Lilly
30 The Fighter
Larry Gibson of Kayford Mountain
By John Lilly
36 Life on Perry Ridge
Memories of a Wayne County Family
By Woodrow Perry
42 General Edward Greer
West Virginia’s First Black General
By Ancella Bickley
48 The Way It Was
Memories of Glenna Harrah Weaver
By Nadine Davis
52 Finding the Barns of Summers County
By Phyllis Campbell Whitley
56 Feast of the Seven Fishes
By Shannon Colaianni Tinnell
60 West Virginia Back Roads
Shave and a $6 Haircut in New Martinsville
By Carl E. Feather
62 Special Music Edition
Films about West Virginia and Appalachia
By Steve Fesenmaier
66 Mountain Music Roundup
By John Lilly
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