Hampshire County Family Continue Broom-Making Legacy

Oct 22, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, last year, West Virginia Public Broadcasting featured one of West Virginia’s last remaining broom makers – Kanawha County resident Jim Shaffer. The story ended with a question – would this dwindling art continue once Shaffer retired? Well, turns out, a whole family in Hampshire County makes brooms together, and they were inspired by Shaffer himself. Liz McCormick brings us the story.

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