Mountain Mama was my youth fellowship leader and a good friend while I was in high school, in Glenville, WV. She was from Buffalo, NY, and each summer would return there for a month of vacationing with her family. So, she figures it was the summer of 1979 that she read an article in The Buffalo Evening News about the NPL and Mangie's address was given for obtaining a minisample. So she joined up, and after that showed it to me. (I'm wondering if the '79 convention was perhaps in Buffalo, and that was why the article appeared in the paper then. ???)
Source: npl-folk email from Bambam.
First Issue: Nov 1977
[Webmaster: Con 1977 was in Buffalo]