Volume 13 Issue 11

The Appalachia Issue

Family Tradition

Martin County, Kentucky is dry. That means unless you can make moonshine, you ain't getting drunk. If you want to crank it up, you need to head over the bridge into Fort Gay (yeah, yeah), West Virginia. That's where the Wildcat bar is.
Jerry Hsu, Patrick O'Dell
11.1.06
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Welcome To Notts

"Don't let the bastards grind you down" was one of the key quotes from the 1960 Albert Finney movie <i>Saturday Night & Sunday Morning</i>.
VICE Staff
11.1.06
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Small Towns

This issue was going to be called the Poor Issue. We looked at the numbers and found there were a lot of poor people in the north.
VICE Staff
11.1.06
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Steve & Donny

The Farley brothers live out in this trailer with their mother.
Jerry Hsu
11.1.06
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The Great Flood

In October 2000, there was a flood in Inez, Kentucky. The EPA called it the worst environmental catastrophe in the history of the eastern United States.
VICE Staff
11.1.06
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Live By The Pipe

Bob Hund, also known as Bergman Rock, has been around forever and ever. And right now we've been hearing a lot of rumours about them, including that they've started playing live again, for the first time in years.
Patrick Crotty
11.1.06
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Miner's Welfare

George Mills runs the show down at the Clifton Miner’s Welfare Social Club, deep in the heart of The Meadows area.
George Mills
11.1.06
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Snow Patrol

I was four when my father got me my first snow scooter. I can't remember any of it, but it must have been something special because here I am, and all I can think about is driving my scooter all year round.
Magnus
11.1.06
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Comings And Goings

I was out of school at 15 and went out at sea for six years. Then I came here because my brother worked in the mine.
Björn Johansson
11.1.06
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Father Beiting's House

Father Ralph W. Beiting put the VICE staff up in his guesthouse while we were in Kentucky. He's been trying to rescue Appalachia from poverty for 50 years now. He should change his name to Monsignor Sisyphus.
VICE Staff
11.1.06
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Lucky Miner

I've been mining for 25 years and although times are generally pretty hard about two months ago I found an opal worth about one quarter of a million dollars. I've shown it to everybody and no one has seen opal like this. I'm still celebrating!
Paul Harold Reynolds
11.1.06
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Gary The Landlord

The Marquis is a meeting point for The Radford Boys, which is a collection of men born and bred in the area.
Gary Pearson
11.1.06
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