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Volume 42, Number 4


On the cover: Smoke billows from the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, as rescuers pull sailors from the water. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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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

Stan Bumgardner, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Winter 2016

2 From the Editor
3 Goldenseal Good-Byes
10 “Eat it to save it”
Preserving the Helvetia Ramp Supper
By Emily Hilliard
12 Rooted in the Mountains
By Rawan Elhamdani
14 West Virginia Remembers Pearl Harbor
By Patricia Richards McClure and Stan Bumgardner
20 The “Wee Vee”
West Virginia’s Pride and Joy
By Stan Bumgardner
24 Pearl Harbor: They Were There
By Patricia Richards McClure
32 Christmas in the Valley of the West Fork
By Carolyn King Albaugh
36 Summer in a Jar
By Edwin Daryl Michael
42 The Washington Houses of Jefferson
County
By Carl E. Feather
50 The Other Washington Houses
52 Growing Up on 7th Street
Recalling Parkersburg’s East End
By Roger Nedeff
58 James C. McGrew’s Kingwood
By Susan M. Hardesty
62 Home Sweet Home: Blue Jay, West Virginia
By Janetta Crawford
68 West Virginia Back Roads:
Cook’s Old Mill: You Can’t Help but Stop
By Carl E. Feather
71 Mountain Music Roundup
By Paul Gartner
75 Films of Appalachia: 2015-2016
By Steve Fesenmaier
78 A Call to Action: Let’s Save West Virginia’s
Film History
By Steve Fesenmaier
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