Goldenseal magazine, known as the state's journal of traditional life, is marking its 40th year of publication with a special commemorative issue, on sale now.
Goldenseal has been published quarterly by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History since 1975.
The Spring 2014 edition revisits favorite stories from past issues, along with story updates and additional content.
The commemorative issue includes a story on the 1931 death of the leader of a band of traveling gypsies in Weirton; a story about a near-fatal military plane crash at West Virginia’s highest summit; and the history of a luxury car made in Berkeley County from 1912 to 1922.
Goldenseal is supported entirely by subscriptions and newsstand sales, and has about 11,000 subscribers in all 50 states and several other countries.
Stories are based on the recollections of living West Virginians, written and submitted by freelance authors. Illustrations include archival images, family photographs and recent pictures.
The anniversary issue is available at bookstores, online or by calling the WV Division of Culture and History at (304)558-0220, ext. 134.