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Appalachia is Dying. Pikeville is Not. Deep in Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains, a Small City Finds Success. Regular readers of this blog know that I am always skeptical of "city success stories," and most recently played a bit of debbie-downer on the accomplishments of Roanoke, VA.
Bridging cultures, Art Blakey combined powerful African rhythms and American jazz melodies on a session that Blue Note reissued recently because the album explores roots common to all of jazz.
In 2008 the U.S. government ruled that those pictures, which had been available for sale to the public, should be free. That caught the attention of the folks at Google.
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The next photographer featured in the series Looking at Appalachia is Shelby Lee Adams.Shelby contacted me via Facebook last month and was kind enough to agree to collaborate on this series.
Appalachian Poverty. Poverty in Appalachia is widespread and severe. The poorest families seem to gravitate to areas that are often called the hollows .
History of coal mining in southern Appalachia, and how it radically transformed the region.
Culture and images from Appalachia's coalfields. A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The true costs of coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuels aren't always obvious—but their impacts can be disastrous.
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Sep 04, 2015 · If you stay on the interstate all the time, you're missing out, so here's the definitive guide to the most scenic drive in each and every...
The ToneWay Mountain Music Song Collection has over 400 public domain songs, with free streaming mp3 recordings to learn the melodies. Books with chords and a set of CDs are also available.
Making North America educator materials are available on PBS LearningMedia. Explore our collection of Earth science video resources, background essays, …
Appalachia (/ ˌ æ p ə ˈ l æ tʃ ə, - ˈ l eɪ tʃ ə /) is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York to northern Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.
Coal Country Opening Reception: February 1, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. February 1 – August 12, 2018 Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries. Many towns in southern Appalachia were built on the back of coal.
Lynch was plotted in 1917 by the U.S. Coal and Coke Company (a subsidiary of U.S. Steel) as a company town to house workers at the company's nearby coal mines.It was named for then-head of the company, Thomas Lynch.
Photographer Roger May was born in the Tug River Valley on the West Virginia/Kentucky border. His soon-to-be published "Testify" is, he says, "a visual love letter to Appalachia, the land of my blood.
Coal mining has flattened Appalachia by 40%: Scientists reveal dramatic extent of damage done by mountaintop removal. In mountaintop mining, bedrock is blasted away to uncover coal