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What is Appalachian Culture?

2017/06/27by Michael Maloney Gene Wilhelm's theory of Appalachian culture is that it is a way of life and thinking that developed in the 1700s when the Scotch Irish and other British Isles and German people came into the valley and ridge country of ia and North Carolina and lived with the Indians. We thus became []

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How to Pan for Gold in New York

2017/04/12Gold is difficult to find in New York State. The glacier gold found in New York made its way down the glaciers more than 10,000 years ago, and the pieces are small. New York law states that any gold or silver found in the state belongs to New York. Panning for gold in New York offers a real challenge and a chance to

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The Coal Crisis in Appalachia: Agrarian Transformation

2015/03/24Large‐scale open pit mining, as opposed to mining mountains in Appalachia, is predominately used in the PRB, where the coal seams measure 100 feet thick (EPA 2004). The thinning Appalachian coal seams measure less than

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About the Appalachian Region

2021/02/03Appalachia is made up of 420 counties across 13 states and spans 205,000-square miles, from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The Region's 25 million residents live in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and ia, and all of West ia.

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The Coal Crisis in Appalachia: Agrarian Transformation

2015/03/24Large‐scale open pit mining, as opposed to mining mountains in Appalachia, is predominately used in the PRB, where the coal seams measure 100 feet thick (EPA 2004). The thinning Appalachian coal seams measure less than

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Plundering Appalachia

This highly destructive form of surface mining is disfiguring an entire region, the coalfield areas of West ia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and ia, because of one reason: profit. More than 470 mountains in the southern Appalachians, which are among the oldest

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2015/08/19Whenever people visit Eastern Kentucky, they automatically assume that the residents are just a bunch of uneducated hillbillies. While there is some backing to it -- only 17 percent have a college degree and only around 40 percent have a high school diploma-- not everyone is some backwoods hillfolk who spends the days squealing at tourists.

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Gold Rush, The North Carolina

2006/01/01In 1799 an event occurred in the southern Piedmont that made North Carolina a very desirable place to live—the discovery of gold! Twelve-year-old Conrad Reed was fishing in Little Meadow Creek on his family's farm in Cabarrus County one day in 1799 when he found a seventeen-pound gold

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What are the Causes of Poverty in Appalachia? (with picture)

2021/03/19The area is commonly considered rural, with nearly half of its residents engaged in agriculture, mining, and heavy industry. Slightly over 40 percent of Appalachia's population of over 24 million residents is rural. The quality of

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Mining Towns in the Western United States

Gold discoveries in the native american territory in the Black Hills of South Dakota would start a new gold rush in the late 1870's. Deadwood, South Dakota 1876 As electrification started in the United States, copper would become a valuable commodity and the great copper mining districts would rise to prominence, the greatest of them at Butte, Montana – possibly the most valuable mining

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Mining on the American Frontier – Legends of America

The early attention paid to mining focused on gold and silver discoveries. However, later, discoveries of industrial minerals like coal, copper, iron, oil, and gas, stimulated new and continued growth of settlements in the west. There

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Coal Mining Appalachia: Southern U.S.A Culture, History Travel

2017/02/05COAL MINING IN APPALACHIA The Southern Appalachian region has long been one of the largest sources of coal in the world. For generations, miners have been digging and blasting their way into the rugged mountains of Kentucky, ia, Tennessee and Alabama to unearth thousands of tons of what are commonly called "black diamonds."

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How to Pan for Gold in New York

2017/04/12Gold is difficult to find in New York State. The glacier gold found in New York made its way down the glaciers more than 10,000 years ago, and the pieces are small. New York law states that any gold or silver found in the state belongs to New York. Panning for gold in New York offers a real challenge and a chance to

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Southern Gothic Literature Pictures Of America Appalachian Mountains Appalachian People Coal Miners Mining Company Still Picture Photo Maps My Old Kentucky Home One of the Daughters of Jerry Rainey, 34, a Miner Who Was Out on Strike Against the Brookside Mining Company in Brookside Kentucky, near Middlesboro for Several Months During 1974 06/1974

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Gold Rush, The North Carolina

2006/01/01In 1799 an event occurred in the southern Piedmont that made North Carolina a very desirable place to live—the discovery of gold! Twelve-year-old Conrad Reed was fishing in Little Meadow Creek on his family's farm in Cabarrus County one day in 1799 when he found a seventeen-pound gold

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Mining in the United States

Mining in the United States has been active since the beginning of colonial times, but became a major industry in the 19th century with a number of new mineral discoveries causing a series of mining rushes. In 2015, the value of coal, metals, and industrial minerals mined in the United States was US $109.6 billion. 158,000 workers were

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Gold Rush, The North Carolina

2006/01/01In 1799 an event occurred in the southern Piedmont that made North Carolina a very desirable place to live—the discovery of gold! Twelve-year-old Conrad Reed was fishing in Little Meadow Creek on his family's farm in Cabarrus County one day in 1799 when he found a seventeen-pound gold

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Mining on the American Frontier – Legends of America

The early attention paid to mining focused on gold and silver discoveries. However, later, discoveries of industrial minerals like coal, copper, iron, oil, and gas, stimulated new and continued growth of settlements in the west. There

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The miner and the matriarch: Coal mining women of West

2017/07/03Coal mining is deeply ingrained in Appalachian life. As a coal miner's daughter, I recall how the black dust embedded in my father's fingerprints left sooty smudges on every birthday card and paycheck. His brown eyes, lined with

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SkyTruth's Project Inambari Wins at Artisanal Mining

2020/10/22My interest in a monitoring project in this area began i n 2017, when I had a chance to travel to the city of Puerto Maldonado in Peru's southern jungle and see for myself the devastating consequences of illegal mining. A new

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Coal Mining

Experiencing both boom and bust, the coal-mining industry has affected the lives of thousands of people in northern and central Alabama. The industry changed the face of the state geographically, economically, socially, politically, culturally. Largely obscured today by reclamation projects, pine trees, and kudzu, the mining districts of Alabama are the remnants of an industrial boom that

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Appalachian Voices – Google Earth Outreach

By transporting them to more than 500 destroyed mountains in Appalachia using Google Earth and Google Maps. How they did it Mountaintop removal coal mining is changing the American landscape on a scale that is hard to comprehend unless you see it from the air.

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Upland South

There is a slight difference in usage between the two terms Upland South and Upper South. The Upland South is usually defined based on landforms. This generally refers to the southern Appalachian Mountains or Appalachia region (although not the full region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission), the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains.

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Gold mining in the United States

Gold mining by state Alabama Gold was discovered in Alabama about 1830, shortly following the Georgia Gold Rush.The principal districts were the Arbacoochee district in Cleburne County, mostly from placer deposits, and the Hog Mountain district in Tallapoosa County, which produced 24,000 troy ounces (750 kg) from veins in schist.

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Plundering Appalachia

This highly destructive form of surface mining is disfiguring an entire region, the coalfield areas of West ia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and ia, because of one reason: profit. More than 470 mountains in the southern Appalachians, which are among the oldest

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Mining on the American Frontier – Legends of America

The early attention paid to mining focused on gold and silver discoveries. However, later, discoveries of industrial minerals like coal, copper, iron, oil, and gas, stimulated new and continued growth of settlements in the west. There

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Appalachian Culture Explained in 40 Facts

2021/03/19The impact of Appalachia's people and culture is found in food and entertainment, industry and business, music and entertainment, literature, language, and history. Often it is in the form of parody. Vast financial empires have taken advantage of the myths of Appalachian history; these can be found in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as well as neighboring Pigeon []

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Slavery in Appalachia

2019/03/22Black history in Appalachia is largely hidden.Many people think that slavery was largely absent in central and southern Appalachia due to the poverty of the Scots-Irish who frequently settled in the area, and who were purportedly more "ruggedly independent" and pro-abolitionist in their sentiments.

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Appalachia

Appalachia (/ ˌ p ə ˈ l tʃ ə,-l eɪ tʃ ə,-l eɪ ʃ ə /) is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York State to northern Alabama and Georgia. [1] While the Appalachian Mountains stretch from Belle Isle in Canada to Cheaha Mountain in Alabama, the cultural region of Appalachia typically refers only to the central and southern

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