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Old 10-27-2010, 02:05 PM   #71
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Another vote for Pensacola Florida. C2
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"The END OF THE ROAD", literally.

65 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska.... God's country
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:11 AM   #73
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Where I am from.

Tates Gap Alabama
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:24 PM   #74
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I grew up in the northwestern corner of Tennessee just below the Kentucky line near a body of water called Reelfoot Lake. It's a historic lake because it was formed by an earthquake and the Mississippi river flowed backwards into the huge crater/sink hole and filled it up. Fortunatly, we had running water and indoor plumbing but there were some that didn't. When my parents were growing up, no one had indoor plumbing. They had a well for water and they filled a #3 washtub and set it in the sun to warm for a bath. You were considered well off if you had a "two holer" outhouse. (I still don't understand that one) Everyone picked cotton and school would let out for 6 weeks during cotton pickin' time. My grandfather told me stories when he was younger about running a still on one of the islands on Reelfoot lake and he would also run trot lines and gig fish at night - anything to make enough money to eat & stay alive. This area is still "way out" in the country and Wal-mart is 45 mins. away.

I've been gone a long time from there and traveled to many backwoods places. Most seem to concentrate along the Applachian mountain range. One of the more memorable ones was close to an area already mentioned in north Alabama (Fackler). I lived in Huntsville and worked with a girl that was from an area in the mountains between New market and Paint Rock. She was a true hillbilly and I don't think she had ever been away from north Alabama. She was missing two fingers that had been cut off working in the sewing factory. Nobody did anything for her and she probably didn't know worker's comp. or lawsuits. We worked in a warehouse that had 55 gal. chemical drums and she could tilt them up and move them around better than any man. She was strong as an ox and I was half scared of her. One day she invited me to come hunting where her family lived. And when I got there I was amazed. She lived with her husband named Fuzz in a "nice" single wide trailer but her mom and dad lived in what looked to be a travel trailer with no running water. They had a spring in the back that they used for drinking, bathing, pot washing, etc. Neither one had any teeth. Neither one could read or write. I went hunting behind their house and had to climb up one of the mountains. I eventually got lost and came out a couple miles away on thankfully, the road they lived on. As I walked back, I was amazed at all the similar living conditions I saw and glad to have a name of someone I knew around there. That whole area is scary and wouldn't want to be there after dark.

As a funny side note, she and her husband had never eaten shrimp. I kept after them to go try some when they were in Huntsville. She finally came in one day and said they had tried some shrimp. She said they were pretty good but the shells were hard to swallow
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Dyke, VA. in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I went to boarding / reform school up there. I went to the Dyke General Store (2 mile walk to the only store for 30 miles) one Saturday to get an ice cream sandwich. I pushed open the old metal slide door on the freezer and there was a black bear head laying on top of the ice cream. Hunting season never ended and half the locals married their cousins. But it was a pretty place.

all towns in AR. with a population of less then 300 people.

Fail Town Al. near Woods Bluff in Clarke County
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:15 PM   #76
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You were considered well off if you had a "two holer" outhouse. (I still don't understand that one) Everyone picked cotton and school would let out for 6 weeks during cotton pickin' time.

Sounds Very much like where I was born. I can explain the 2 holer.
People were getting blown up or burned from smoking Cigarettes while covering the only hole..
the Methane Gas built up when the only hole was covered and very few people if any would share the out house at the same time so the government demanded two holes..
we used a pot at night instead of going outside because of Snakes.
Tate's gap is the foot hills of the Appellation Mountains. I also picked Cotton for $.25 a bag and was passed around from family to family because my Dad was 17 and skipped state and my 16 YO dirt pour Mother couldn't keep me. the only good thing was that they were not related before they got married.
I would hunt Possums and Raccoon at night and put them in a 55 Gal can that they could not climb out of , then sell them at the only gas station which would sell them for profit to the locals who would stop in for Gas.

this is in Blunt County and it is still dry even though my Grand father ran a Still.
It sucked being passed around and when everyone would get a piece of chicken , I would get the tail and some skin rolled in floor and fried. It was still very good. I enjoyed your post , drop by some time and we can split a possum
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Hisname- What's the deal with that picture? I'm dying over hear.
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Kremmling, Colorado and Wewahitchka, Florida.

Kremmling was actually beautiful, just very remote and isolated. Wewahitchka was just plain scary.
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Hisname- What's the deal with that picture? I'm dying over hear.
Just thought it was good for a laugh and a little entertainment.
I have seen people pretty close to this back home.
I am from the back woods but this is the closest town , Wow - the city to me. LOL
http://www.city-data.com/city/Altoona-Alabama.html

only has 1 cop , is 28 miles from GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLAGE , link has the racial make up , how many Homosexuals = 0.3% , education , income, etc.
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Georgiana Alabama. I watched the owner of a resaurant ask a black family to sit outside or take their food togo. She said they know better than that as they walked in. She was sitting with us and being nice b/c she never saw us in town before. The mayor was there to....
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