A Man With a Passion for Community
Even in the midst of pursuing his love of photography, Lamar Paris is focused on community.
The geography, traditions, beliefs, and history of people is what creates a culture. In the Southern Appalachian Mountains, there is a unique blend of Southern influence, mountain heritage, Indigenous roots, and small town living that makes it a region with a diverse culture and history.
Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is an abundance of history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.
Slowing Down the Pace in Southern Appalachia
Perhaps it’s the hot summer heat that makes people want to slow down, or maybe it’s the small town culture, the fresh mountain air from the surrounding Southern Appalachian Mountains, or the trout fishing. One thing is for sure, in the small towns that make up Southern Appalachia, it’s okay to slow down.
Bluegrass and Festivals
From coonskin hats to mountain hillbillies, there are many different perceptions of Appalachian culture. While southern culture and Appalachian culture are deeply intertwined in many ways, Appalachia has its own roots and history that sets it apart.
The Native Footprint on Southern Appalachia
Native American culture has had a significant impact on Southern Appalachian food, folklore, music, crafts, and art. Despite the removal of Native Americans from their lands in the Trail of Tears, Appalachian culture is deeply connected to its native people. While the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and the Seminoles all have deep ties to the overall Appalachian area, it is the Muscogee Creek Nation, ...
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Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is much history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.
Jenna breathed deeply, her nostrils filling with the sweet spring scents entering the open car windows. But her mood remained sour. “Still no service,” she said, gripping the steering wheel tighter and nodding to her phone.
Her aunt Margaret, a petite woman who wore her reddish-gold hair in a short bob, curved her lips up. “Try to relax, dear.”