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New River Trail: Hiwassee Trestle

The New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way.  The rail corridor was donated to the state of Virginia by Norfolk Southern Corporation in 1986, and by summer 1987, the trail’s first four miles were opened. 173 more words


Hillbilly Hoodoo, Appalachian Granny Magic, and Superstitions You'll Learn at Mawmaw's House

I grew up in the hollers betweenst the mountains of eastern Kentucky. To say we’re a tad superstitious is a bit of an understatement. Here’s some of my favorites that I may or may not still subscribe to today. 708 more words


Albion's seed in Appalachia

The hardscrabble people of northern England, the Scottish lowlands and Ulster were cannon fodder for the English-Scottish and English-Irish border wars.

They were uncouth, fierce, stubborn and rebellious, and hard to get along with. 681 more words


Refugees in Appalachia

Upon first glance, it looks as though you are watching the evening news and the above picture is a photo of refugees fleeing a country or region in search of a better life. 1,516 more words


Miss-understood: The Importance of Intersectionality

Guest written by Rose Dyar

“One voice is not enough, nor two, although this is where dialogue begins. It is essential that radical feminists confront their fear of, and resistance to, each other, because without this, there will be no bread on the table. 847 more words