The Appalachia Issue
This memoir of Lyndon B. Johnson's visit to Kentucky was handwritten by Inez, Kentucky native Shelba Pack Brown on April 24, 1964. We maintained the spelling and grammar just as it was because we like the way it sounds. That's all. It's not to be funny.
The first part of the house out here was made in the 30s. There was two families raised in that house. I had 11 brothers and sisters.
I used to be a concrete worker, but I've just gone through knee surgery. They operated on me using spinal cord anaesthetics, and I thought that was a bit uncomfortable.
The first day we were in Radford and St Ann's, we kept asking people about how the area got its reputation for violence. People like the councillor on Page 38 told us the reputation was undeserved and was manufactured by the media to make for a good...
In his State of the Union address in January 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "war on poverty."
There's no way you can miss Irvin's place. His property sits at the top of a hill where he has somehow managed to acquire more random, insane shit than you have ever seen in one spot. Ever.