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    Appalachian Mountain People

    Interior of mountain farmhouse, Appalachian Mountains near Marshall, North Carolina

    Sally Creech, more affectionately known as "Aunt Sal" spinning wool at her wheel. For Aunt Sal, spinning and weaving was an artistic & meditative endeavor & she often found solace while losing herself in her labors. Her relaxed smile expresses that this was a time for her to sit & contemplate while practicing her favorite skill. According to her children, whenever she was weaving, “we’d have to go naked…for all the notice she’d take of us, & we’d eat all the peach pie we wanted, for dinner.”

    Blue people of Kentucky

    All blue-eyed people can be traced back to one ancestor who lived 10,000 years ago near the Black Sea. This color of blue is extremely close to the eye color of one of my characters.

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    Appalachian People | Looking at Appalachia | Shelby Lee Adams – Part One | Walk your ...

    Appalachians have a diverse culture and rich traditions of resiliency and community along with a strong sense of place that have helped them persevere through exceedingly difficult times. Although many are touched by deep poverty and tragedy, Appalachia and its people have a generous spirit, strong determination, and great love for and pride in the unparalleled natural beauty of this region.

    A scrawny, long-bearded mountain man with a foul mouth & a passing acquaintance with copper tubing & kettles, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton seemed the embodiment of moonshiners of yore Brought up in rural Cocke County, Tenn, identified as one of four “moonshine capitals of the world” in the corn-whiskey history “Mountain Spirits,” Mr. Sutton learned the family trade from his father. Going back to the Scots-Irish, who brought it to the New World & it wasn’t illegal until after the Civil War.

    Appalachian Great Depression - The mother in a family of nine holds her baby.

    On March 5, 1963, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes are killed in a plane crash.

    Old Appalachian | Interior of mountain farmhouse, Appalachian Mountains near Marshall ...

    Putting the deceased in the barn until spring and the earth thaws .Appalachian history

    "We are all multiracial." Revealed: Ancient Appalachian people who boasted of Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery were actually descended from African men and white women

    Berkeley students protest to open People's Park 1969 . . . hard to believe that this was America in 1969 . . . what is even more surprising is that some of these people are now running the country.

    Can you imagine how you would feel if your father was a convicted hitman?

    Aunt Sophie. The values of the Appalachians are less modern than the customs of some bigger cities in America. Some uniformed people refer to the mountain people of Appalachia as hicks, rednecks, and hillbillies. Some people believe that Appalachians are uneducated. This is because it took a few generations to get schools when the new settlers came. 1925, University of Oregon Libraries.

    White People Wake Up. Vote for and Help Elect Willis Smith for Senator. "He will uphold the traditions of the South"

    Sis, Coon, Pen (dog), & Aunt Mary Foust in Foust Hollow, Anderson Co., Tennessee. Mary Foust was the daughter of Daniel Foust. She never left East Tennessee & lived to be around 100 years old. When Teddy Roosevelt was visiting Tennessee she was considered the oldest living American at the time & he traveled to meet her & eat one of her home cooked meals. Sis & Coon were her children & her dog was named Pen. An American chestnut tree can be seen in the upper right hand corner of the photo.