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Evicted from the Mountains

Courtesy Library of Congress When Shenandoah National Park was built, hundreds of families were forced off their land. Margaret Marangione (Blue Ridge Community College) says new information has emerged suggesting …

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Replay: The Crooked Road

“The Crooked Road” is Virginia’s Musical Heritage Trail. It runs from the Eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coalfields of deep Southwest Virginia and seeks to honor and celebrate the old-time bluegrass …

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The Crooked Road

“The Crooked Road” is Virginia’s Musical Heritage Trail. It runs from the Eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coalfields of deep Southwest Virginia and seeks to honor …

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Replay: Overcoming Appalachian Stereotypes

Last year’s announcement that CBS planned to create a new reality show called “The Real Beverly Hillbillies” generated objections that it would foster more disparaging views of the Appalachian Mountain …

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Overcoming Appalachian Stereotypes

The announcement that CBS plans to create a new reality show called “The Real Beverly Hillbillies” has already generated objections that it would foster more disparaging views of the Appalachian …

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String Bands in Virginia – Then and Now

While Kentucky may have helped in naming the music, Virginia played a central role in the development and spread of “bluegrass.” History professor-cum bluegrass disc jockey Kinney Rorrer (Danville Community College) takes …

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