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Jazz Notes in the Misty Blue Historic Jobo TN Stage & Street Tellers--click for enlargement
A Mountain Empire Anthology

by Jeannette Harris

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New Notes--Empire Encores

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Community Fields--click for enlargement Hunt Club Lodge--click for enlargement

States comprising Appalachia are defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission as the mountainous sections of thirteen of the USA's:

New York [Binghamton], Pennsylvania [Scranton, State College, Pittsburg, and Cumberland], West Virginia [Wheeling and Charleston], Ohio [Portsmouth], Kentucky [Ashland and Middlesboro], Maryland [Hagerstown], Virginia [Bristol], North Carolina [Winston-Salem and Asheville], Tennessee [Knoxville and Chattanooga], Georgia [Rome], Alabama [Huntsville and Birmingham], South Carolina [Greenville], and Mississippi [Tupelo].

Jobo TN Swingin' Tech House--click for enlargement Some other sources include the remaining states through which the Appalachian Trail runs:

Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland.

"The Appalachian Region, as defined in ARC's authorizing legislation, is a 205,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi. Jobo TN Tech Time Studio--click for enlargement It includes all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Forty-two percent of the Region's population is rural, compared with 20 percent of the national population.

"The Region's economy, once highly dependent on mining, forestry, agriculture, chemical industries, and heavy industry, has become more diversified in recent times, and now includes a variety of manufacturing and service industries. In 1965, one in three Appalachians lived in poverty. In 2008, the Region's poverty rate was 18 percent. The number of Appalachian counties considered economically distressed was 223 in 1965; in fiscal year 2012 that number is 96.

"These gains have transformed the Region from one of widespread poverty to one of economic contrasts: some communities have successfully diversified their economies, while others still require basic infrastructure such as roads and water and sewer systems. The contrasts are not surprising in light of the Region's size and diversity. The Region includes 420 counties in 13 states. It extends more than 1,000 miles, from southern New York to northeastern Mississippi, and is home to more than 25 million people."--ARC

Historic Jobo TN Stairway to Heaven Mountain Historical Map--click for enlargement

New Notes

  1. Mountain Light: Raconteur

    Shop-at-Home Room--click for enlargement Grand Hotel--click for enlargement


    ACR, 'War Of The Word'--click for enlargement

    Misty Blue Mountain High Snippets

    novelette in plain text PDF format [c. JH, 2013; 25+ Chapters in 214 pages]

  2. Bay Bedazzle, North Carolina
  3. Blink City, New Jersey
  4. Boomerang, Alabama
  5. Borough Bandit, New Hampshire
  6. Cherish Rise, Vermont
  7. Clifton Blithely, Georgia Jobo TN Library Booksake--click for enlargement
  8. Dadanadaboro Gorge, New Hampshire
  9. Esther Landry Grove, Pennsylvania
  10. Foundry Bogs, Mississippi
  11. Houdini Falls, New York
  12. Hullabaloo, Tennessee
  13. Isle Dolorosa Lovage, Maryland
  14. Jalopy Junction, Maine
  15. Jellyville Township, South Carolina
  16. Juggernaut, West Virginia
  17. Kaflooey Kate, Maryland
  18. Lolla Pa Looza, Alabama
  19. Lunatic Lunge Overpass, Kentucky
  20. Mordica Mine, Ohio
  21. Penny's Plunge, Alabama
  22. Tumbleton Quarry, Virginia
  23. Vida Quandry, Georgia
  24. Viva Nonpareil, Massachusetts
  25. West Silly Skunk, Georgia
  26. Zilch Montenegro, Connecticut
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  27. CAPRICE KALEIDE Cyber-Folk Arts Array (Floors One to Three)
    "... painting is like a dialogue with G-d about meaning, about what constitutes the good life...." -- Louise Fishman
    ACR, The Whompf Factor--click for enlargement

    Art Supply Shoppe--click for enlargement Garden Art Studio--click for enlargement

  28. CAPRICE KALEIDE Cyber-Folk Arts Array (First Floor)
    Town Museum--click for enlargement County Fair--click for enlargement
  29. CAPRICE KALEIDE Cyber-Folk Arts Array (Second Floor)
    Mountain Cities--click for enlargement Jobo TN River Grove--click for enlargement

    Jobo TN Side Street Gallery Salon--click for enlargement

  30. CAPRICE KALEIDE Cyber-Folk Arts Array (Third Floor)
    Jobo TN Festival Farm--click for enlargement Jobo TN Fresh Foods Bistro Lodging Farm--click for enlargement

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    The Mountain Empire Land of the Blue Mist Appalachian Trail --click for enlargement Spirit of Mountain Steppes--click for enlargement

    Historic Jobo TN Jewel Shop Historic Jobo TN Countryside Bistro Lodge

    Historic Jobo TN Mountain   Rentals Historic Jobo TN Camp Bonfire

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"The way of the Cross is not easy, yet it is the tuneful, the rhythmic, the beautiful, the lovely way."
-- Edgar Cayce, Association for Research and Enlightenment

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Original material c. A Country Rag, Inc. and/or Jeannette Harris, Jonesborough Tennessee, April 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. All rights reserved.