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The life of the land is in the people ...

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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.

 
 

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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.

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Slowing Down the Pace in Southern Appalachia

Slowing Down the Pace in Southern Appalachia

by Katrina M. Randall

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.

Southern Appalachian Culture

Bluegrass and Festivals

by Katrina M. Randall

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

The Native Footprint on Southern Appalachia

by Katrina M. Randall

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.

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The Crossroad of Past and Present II

by Melissa Detto

"Wow!" Jenna ran her hands through her long, blonde hair. She blew out a breath of air and looked down at the churning water, which was tinged with purple hues from the sun’s climb down the sky.
 

“I feel nauseous.” Jenna turned her head, her eyes taking in the crowded balcony of the restaurant that overlooked the river below. She smiled at a girl who was begging her parents to take her tubing. A second later, her lips turned down when she thought about her aunt’s revelation only moments before, a revelation that had changed her life.