Appalachia is a cultural region in the eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York to northern Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. The region has long struggled with poverty and the people of the region have been sensationalized and stereotyped as toothless moonshiners, barefoot hillbillies, and ignorant hicks.
Common images that come to minds of many Americans when they think of Appalachia...
Images that come to my mind when I think of Appalachia...
|The state capitol building in Charleston, WV Via|
|Riding ATVs with my family|
|A glorious, above the cloud view from my parents' house.|
|My maternal (extended) side of the family - Four generations, from my great-grandparents down to me, the end of the lineage.|
|The Wild and Wonderful|
|My paternal grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary|
|The New River Gorge Bridge Via|
|Where I grew up|
|The New River|
|The lush, green mountains in summer|
|Pioneer Farm @ Twin Falls State Park Via|
|The iconic gristmill @ Babcock State Park Via|
|WV, the place that is always in my heart.|
This is the first of twenty-six alphabetized blog entries that I am publishing this month as a part of the 2016 Blogging A to Z Challenge. Many bloggers who participate in this challenge select a theme. My theme is - "Whatever I Think Of."
For more information on the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, click here.