2023 Goldenseal - Summer
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Item Type : Magazine Single Issue
Publisher : West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Date Published : Summer 2023

Description:The summer 2023 Issue of GOLDENSEAL is dedicated to the memory of WV musician, instructor, and 2019 Vandalia Award Winner Dwight Diller. Several friends and students of Dwight's share tributes in this issue detailing their fond memories and lessons imparted to them by Dwight. State Folklorists Jenny Williams shares an interview with “Appalachian Soul Man” Aristotle Jones. Merle T. Cole details the success of the Raleigh County Historical Marker Program. Samantha Stephens shares a moving piece “The House of Campbell”, detailing her realizations, and discoveries researching her great grandfather, who owned and operated the first Black funeral home in Charleston. Paul Salstrom recalls his days homesteading in Lincoln County during the ‘70s. Some of our state blacksmiths are recalled in articles by Michael Evans Snyder and Nancy S. Hoffman. Barnes Bowman’s Store of Hardy County is fondly recalled in a poem by Ethel Hamburger. Peter M. Wallace shares his memories of working with legendary editor Jim Comstock—who he deems the “Quintessential WV Hillbilly.” Historian Julian Norman has written a great look back at Star City (Monongalia County). Chris Chanlett writes about the history of the Greenbrier River—“What it Survived and How it Thrived”. Readers will want to visit the DuBois on Main, a museum organized to share stories of the All-Black school in Mt. Hope (Fayette County) after reading Lisa Shrewberry’s interview with Jean Evansmore. History Hero Anna L. Campbell shares her memories of her 90 years in Nicholas county. Freelance writer Helen E. McKinney writes about the Laurel River Club B&B, a farm and B&B in Jenningston (Tucker County). Edwina Pendarvis has written a great piece about our Heroine of West Virginia Literature—Phyllis Wilson Moore. Also in this issue are a number of Goldenseal Goodbyes remembering great West Virginians and contributors to GOLDENSEAL over the years. Carl Feather rounds out the issue with another WV Back Roads, this time featuring Shorty Anderson Auto Service Inc., in Morgantown, as well as a feature on another Shorty Anderson–a baseball player from Bluefield (Raleigh County).

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