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Just for the sake of talking about something different today, I enjoyed this short essay by the writer Chris Offutt about spending his career battling the stereotypes of Appalachia, including by that utter fraud J.D. Vance. Every ten or fifteen years, a popular narrative enters the American consciousness that denigrates Appalachian culture. In 1963 Harry […]
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Hog Drives

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On May 4, 2015
I confess I knew nothing about 19th century hog drives, which were like cattle drives except with much more independent minded animals and generally took place in Appalachia and not the Great Plains. Pork was the staple meat of the nation before the rise of packaged beef in refrigerated rail cars. So I guess such […]
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