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Driving in Appalachia (Eastern KY, WV), can you sanity check my route?

I'll be doing a bit of driving in Eastern Kentucky and into West Virginia. I've got the destinations, and have had Google cook up some routes, but I've seen routers make some pretty bad assumptions about back-woods roads. I'm on a fairly tight schedule, so the fewer surprises the better--I'd just as soon stick to major roads unless there's a guaranteed time savings. I'm coming from near Cincinnati to Betsy Layne, KY (near Pikeville) and going from there to Oak Hill, WV (near Beckley). [more inside]
posted by yuwtze on Jul 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me create the perfect Appalachian playlist

I'm looking for songs that are in love with Appalachia, mention places, rivers, Dogwood flowers, etc and are full of that Blue Ridge heartache. Blue grass, country, folk and that ilk. I'm driving along the blue ridge parkway, and want a killer soundtrack. I already have the Sweetback Sister's Virginia is for Lovers, Paradise by John Prine, Tom Wait's Oh Shenandoah and of course, Wagon Wheel, on repeat on my playlist. What am I missing?
posted by Grandysaur on May 22, 2013 - 36 answers

Novel about childhood in the American South

What was this young adult (or children's) novel I read about a girl growing up in Appalachia or the Ozarks? It might have actually been two different novels. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jan 15, 2013 - 15 answers

Where to go to camp, learn, eat, and have fun between NYC and Colorado.

My boyfriend and I will be driving from New York City to the Colorado Rockies via Appalachia, MO, and KS, and would like specific suggestions of things to do and places to eat along the way, camping style! [more inside]
posted by Emms on Oct 3, 2012 - 8 answers

What kind of hat is this?

What do you call the kind of soft-looking, somewhat pointed, one-piece hat typically shown on the head of the stereotypical "hillbilly?" [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Feb 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Juvenile Fiction ID?

Young-adult fiction about the barest survival of a family in rural Appalachia? [more inside]
posted by Pamelayne on May 27, 2010 - 6 answers

How do other places define their heritage?

In the Appalachians, it's hip to be old-timey. Not so much other places. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on May 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Who's Got That Old-Time Mountain Murder Music?

Gimme That Old-Timey Religion! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Mar 31, 2009 - 33 answers

What to visit in or near western Virginia?

What can 3 generations of my family spend the day doing within 100 miles of I-74/77 between Beckley, WV and Greensboro, NC on August 24? [more inside]
posted by putzface_dickman on Aug 2, 2007 - 3 answers

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