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Volume 43, Number 4

On the cover: Recovery crews hoist the wreckage of the Silver Bridge from the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, December 1967. Courtesy of the Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center.

Published by the

Jim Justice, Governor

Gayle C. Manchin, Secretary
Office of Education and the Arts

Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

Stan Bumgardner, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Jacob Hall Design
Publication Design

Winter 2017

2 From the Editor
3 My Mountain Mama: 1967-1978
By Crystal Good
4 Letters from Readers
6 Woodworker Charles Steven Adams
By Emily Hilliard
8 The Silver Bridge Disaster
By Stan Bumgardner
18 Point Pleasant
20 Jimmy Joe Wedge: Memories of the
Silver Bridge Disaster
By Stan Bumgardner
24 The Resilience of West Virginians
By Karin Fuller
26 Point Pleasant: A Photo Essay
By Steve Brightwell
36 The Revenooers: Enforcing Prohibition
In West Virginia
By Merle T. Cole
46 Bill Browning
By Paul Gartner
55 �Dark Hollow�
By Eric Thompson
56 The Case of the Traveling Dress
By Phyllis Marks
58 Dira Stout Sr.: Steam Locomotive Prodigy
By Alan Byer
64 Steam Locomotives in the West Virginia Woods
By Alan Byer
68 The Swecks� Circle Tour
By Borgon Tanner
74 Mountain Music Roundup
By Paul Gartner
78 West Virginia Back Roads
A Dentist at the Pinnacle
By Carl E. Feather
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