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Volume 40, Number 4


On the cover: Maggie Hammons Parker at her home in Stillwell, Pocahontas County, in 1970. Photograph by Carl Fleischhauer. Our story begins on page 6.

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

Winter 2014

2 Letters from Readers
2 GOLDENSEAL Good-byes
4 Current Programs • Events • Publications
6 West Virginia’s Hammons Family
By Wayne Howard
13 The Hammonds Family of Randolph County
By Gerald Milnes
14 The Rhythm of Dwight Diller
By Allen Johnson
20 The Salt Returns
Rebirth of the J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works
By John Lilly
24 Great Kanawha Salt Industry
An Overview
By John E. Stealey III
26 George Karos
Martinsburg’s Pharmacist Mayor
32 Wood Gathering Day
By Jack Furbee
36 Mountain Boys
My Wyoming County Memories
By Ray Graham
42 Dinger Daugherty
New Martinsville’s Fabulous Flying Fool
By Sam McColloch
46 Henry Ruppenthal III
Never Too Young to Be a Weatherman
By Carl E. Feather
50 Paying Respects
Wake and Funeral Traditions of Barbour County
By Kevin Payne
56 Wheeling Photographer Eddie Martin
By Jon-Erik Gilot
64 West Virginia Back Roads
Keeping an Eye on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge
By Carl E. Feather
66 Mountain Music Roundup
By John Lilly
69 GOLDENSEAL 2014 Index
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