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Volume 44, Number 4

On the cover: Recently retired GOLDENSEAL Editorial Assistant Kim Johnson performs at the 2015 Vandalia Gathering. Photo by Steve Brightwell.

Published by the

Jim Justice, Governor

Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner
Curator, Department of Arts, Culture and History

Stan Bumgardner, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Jacob Hall Design
Publication Design

Winter 2018

2 From the Editor
3 Letters, Corrections, & News
8 The Gospel of the Blues:
Lady D & Xavier Oglesby
By Emily Hilliard
10 Kim Johnson: Our Beyoncé of the Banjo
By Stan Bumgardner
18 Armistice Day
By Ellen Lambert
20 Charleston’s Man with a Vision:
Harry Silverstein
By Patricia Richards McClure
28 Growing Up Jewish in Charleston
By Eric Douglas
34 A Christmas Day Tragedy
By Donald L. Rice
37 Don Rice: The History Guy
By Donna Rice McClung
40 Black and White:
Fairmont West vs. Fairmont Dunbar
By Bob Barnett and Lysbeth Barnett
46 Coach Underwood: My Dad
By Sid Underwood
50 E. S. Evans: A Terra Alta Pioneer
By Nancy S. Hoffman
54 The Preston Farmers Market
By Nancy S. Hoffman
56 William Cooper Stiles, Jr.,
and Thornhill Mansion
By Patricia Carder
62 Tapping into History
By Jeff DeBellis
66 West Virginia Back Roads:
An Old Crop Finds a New Home
By Carl E. Feather
70 Recent Books on Appalachia
By Stan Bumgardner
73 Mountain State Music Roundup
By Paul Gartner
77 Films of Appalachia: 2017-2018
By Steve Fesenmaier
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