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DeRosier, Linda Scott. 1999. Creeker: A Woman’s Journey [b. 1941; acclaimed Eastern Ky. memoir; see also her succeeding Songs of Life and Grace (2003)]. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 272 pp.
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Farr, Sidney Saylor. 1999. “I Jumped at the Chance: Loyal Jones Interviews Sidney Saylor Farr, 22 September 1999” [Farr retires after fourteen years as editor of Appalachian Heritage]. Appalachian Heritage 27 (Fall): 9-25.
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West Virginia Biographical Dictionary [brief sketches of 233 men and 4 women]. 1999. St. Clair Shores, Mich.: Somerset Publishers. 294 pp.
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