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1916

Fairmont High School class wrote Marion County in the Making

Other events that happened on or around 1916

1917

Marion County in the Making was published

Other events that happened on or around 1917

1925

John Harrington Cox documented nine version of "John Hardy," confusing Hardy and Henry as the same person in Folk-Songs of the South

Other events that happened on or around 1925

1929

Guy B. Johnson published John Henry: Tracking Down a Negro Legend

Other events that happened on or around 1929

1933

Louis W. Chappell published John Henry: A Folk-Lore Study

Other events that happened on or around 1933

1937

Louis W. Chappell began field recording of folksongs

Other events that happened on or around 1937

1939

John Harrington Cox published more folk songs, Traditional Ballads Mainly from West Virginia and Folk-Songs Mainly from West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1939

1950

Patrick Gainer organized the West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville

Other events that happened on or around 1950

1963

The book, Mountain Heritage was published

Other events that happened on or around 1963

1965

Ruth Ann Musick published The Telltale Lilac Bush

Other events that happened on or around 1965

1967

Ruth Ann Musick stopped serving as editor of the West Virginia Folklore Journal and retired from Fairmont State

Other events that happened on or around 1967

1970

Ruth Ann Musick published Green Hills of Magic

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1971

Marie Boette published Singa Hipsy Doodle and Other Folk Songs of West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1971

1972

The Augusta Heritage Center began sponsoring three annual festivals at Davis & Elkins College

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1973

A study of the Hammons family resulted in a double recording from the Library of Congress and a Rounder Records release

Other events that happened on or around 1973

1975

Goldenseal magazine was founded

Other events that happened on or around 1975

May 28, 1976

The Vandalia Gathering began on the state capitol grounds

1976

Ruth Ann Musick published Coffin Hollow

Other events that happened on or around 1976

1989

West Virginia Folk Art Apprenticeship Program established by Augusta

Other events that happened on or around 1989

1998

Judy Byers established the West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University

Other events that happened on or around 1998

1999

Gerald Milnes published Play of a Fiddle

Other events that happened on or around 1999


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