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    Bam! Rock and debris fly through the air. The quiet and peaceful forest which once accommodated numerous different animals is now a biological wasteland suffering from a devastating method of coal collection called strip mining. Humans leave numerous amounts of destruction in their wake, whether it be on a small or large scale. This amount of coal excavation is an immense detriment to Appalachia, and is a horrid evil which needs to be addressed right now. While some say strip mining in the Appalachian mountains is a profitable and safe way to fuel America, the long term negative effects of strip mining far outweigh any perceived benefits. The vast and open mountain range that spans the east coast, known as the Appalachian Mountains is home…

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    The Appalachian Trail is a mountain range near the east coast of the United States. It lies partly in Canada, and is an impressive 300 miles wide, and 1,500 miles long. The individual mountains have an average height of about 3,000 feet. The tallest mountain on the trail is Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina, standing at a staggering 6,684 feet. The Appalachian Mountains have impacted history in lots of very important ways. The Appalachian Trail have always been important to people and animals in…

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    A subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, The Smoky Mountains National Park is 520,000 acres and spans across Tennessee and North Carolina border. The Mountains in the park can range from approximately 875 feet to 6,643 feet above sea level. The Great Smoky Mountains are named for the large mist that seems to blanket the tops of the mountains. The Cherokee call the mountains shaconage, meaning “place of the blue smoke”. If you are going to spend the weekend in the park there are a few things…

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    I decided I wanted to bolster the Appalachian name and establishment. Be that as it may, I would love to bolster the guiltless individuals on standby through the misery of their homes. It’s not hard to notice and realize that there is a major distinction amongst qualities and Environment in the Appalachian. Since the late nineteenth century, there has constantly been a reason behind Appalachian neediness and the backwardness and why they are named as the poor class of mountain livers along with…

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    After the war pioneers began crossing the mountains in large numbers. By 1820, Missouri, on the western side of the Mississippi River, had enough people to apply for statehood! The idea of “the West” constantly changed as Americans pushed the farther and farther away from what had been the original 13 colonies. In the early 1800’s the "West" was generally considered to be the area west of the Appalachian Mountains to the territories and states in the Mississippi River Valley. Some people moved…

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    tension between Britain, France, and the Indians. Subsequently, the war ended after the Treaty of Paris in 1763, and after Pontiac failed on the attack on Fort Detroit from Great Britain and the Indian power ceased in the Ohio Valley. However, conflicts between Britain and the Indians were still evident, and Great Britain needed to reduce military spending to lesson the economic depression that was steadily extending from war. Thus, the Proclamation of 1763 was issued on October 7 by King…

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    Uneven Ground: Appalachia Since 1945, by Ronald Eller explores the devastation of traditional culture and land use in the Appalachian region at the hands of the coal industry and local, state, and federal leaders and policy makers. His perspective comes from one that separates growth from development and is highly critical of efforts to force Appalachia into a national economic model that is not aligned with the regions unique historical situations. After briefly setting the stage in the Civil…

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    Avalon Mountain Collisions

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    This collision created another mountain range located in the same place where the Grenville Mountains and Taconic Mountains were formed. The Acadian Orogeny happened on the northeastern side of North America. Like TIA and the Grenville Belt, there was another land piece between Proto-North America and Baltica. This land piece was called Avalon. Avalon was believed to have broke apart from Proto-Africa. When Baltica hit North America, the mountain range created when the Avalon and the…

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    “Left to Imagination” Introduction {get attention} In their poems “Junk Car in the Snow” and “Burning the Hornet’s Nest” both poets Ron Rash and Robert Morgan describe to readers what it was like to be raised in the southern Appalachian Mountains as a child throughout seasons of life. Both poets Rash and Morgan were natives to the land of southwest North Carolina and created poems that would allow readers to interpret what life was like for these two growing up in the Appalachian Mountains. The…

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    This produces a problem in defining Appalachia as a subculture, specifically because no single culture dominates; there is no specific set of parameters to define Appalachia in that context. For example, while snake-handling as a religious practice may seem natural in Jolo, WV, if one travels 114 miles north to Charleston WV, that practice is deemed “ludicrous” at best. Cultural and religious beliefs – in fact, entire social constructs – can differ from “holler” to “holler” in WV alone, and we…

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