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Shelby Lee Adams' capture of life along the Appalachian Trail.

Shelby Lee Adams has been taking pictures of the Appalachian people of Kentucky…

I remember my grandma had a chicken killed by grandpa and plucking the feathers. Fresh food was really fresh back then!

William Gedney Eastern Kentucky, 1972 killing & picking a chicken for Sunday dinner.

Hammond Family, folk musicians -  Geographical extent of the Appalachians Mountains runs from Maine to Georgia; covers area of 1,500 miles and 18 states. In colonial times, the Southern Highlands, which include West Virginia and areas of Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee, were known as the ‘Back County’. The early settlers in the 17th century were from the British Isles and their folk musical sound began to develop, absorbing the influence of the Cherokee Indians, African Americans, and…

Mountain Music: Appalachian Folk In West Virginia

Hammond Family, folk musicians - Geographical extent of the Appalachians Mountains runs from Maine to Georgia; covers area of 1,500 miles and 18 states. In colonial times, the Southern Highlands, which include West Virginia and areas of Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee, were known as the ‘Back County’. The early settlers in the 17th century were from the British Isles and their folk musical sound began to develop, absorbing the influence of the Cherokee Indians, African Americans, and…

“Aunt Betty Arnett lived 87 years of her life unable to read or write; she lives far back at the headwaters of Licking River in Magoffin County, KY. She is now doing well in the first grade in literacy classes offered in the mountains.”

Photo caption by George Goodman 
1939 photo describes ‘The Education Project,’ a WPA sponsored literacy program.

“Aunt Betty Arnett lived 87 years of her life unable to read or write; she lives far back at the headwaters of Licking River in Magoffin County, KY. She is now doing well in the first grade in literacy classes offered in the mountains.

Appalachian mountain riders served as a bookmobile service for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930′s.

indypendent-thinking: “ Kentucky pack-horse librarians: Appalachian mountain riders deliver books through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the ”

Appalachian Portraits Shelby Lee Adams | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...

Appalachian Portraits Shelby Lee Adams | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...

Giant Trees of Appalachia and the People Who Lived in Them   Full article: http://somedarkholler.tumblr.com/post/134854417119/giant-trees-of-appalachia

Giant Trees of Appalachia and the People Who Lived in Them

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The Hog Killing 1990 (photo: Shelby Lee Adams) (We used a gantry post to bleed the hog)

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