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Appalachian Region

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Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association

There are people out there who would eagerly take a great pair of wool-blend socks and sturdy boots over Italian leather shoes any day. These are the people who carefully examine their calendar each winter, tallying and re-tallying their days off from work en route to finding ways to combine them with paid holidays. All so that they can have just one more day "on the trail." These are the people...
Appalachian Voices

What source of pollution threatens Appalachia more than any other? Coal mining. The website of Appalachian Voices (AV) showcases an award-winning non-profit organization that aims to reduce the impacts of coal on "the land, air and water of central and southern Appalachia." The organization "empower[s] people to defend [the] region's rich natural and cultural heritage by providing them with tools...
Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

Originating from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, this fascinating online exhibit examines the folkways and culture of the people in southern West Virginia. As the project sought to examine the relationship between the people and their rugged physical surroundings, it is appropriate that the exhibit offers a host of materials that orient the visitor to this part of the...
University of Kentucky Appalachian Center

Founded in 1977, the Appalachian Center is "designed specifically to link the resources of the University with communities previously underserved by the state's largest land-grant institution." To publicize and promote their activities and research, the Center developed this Web site that serves as a way to disseminate information about their various programs, both within the University of...