How far does the Appalachian Mountain Range span?
• 195,000 square miles • 397 counties • 13 states including: West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi • Over 20 million people live in the Appalachian Mountain Range. For information visit: www.wataugacounty.org Appalachian Stereotypes “Hillbilly” stereotypes have gone unchallenged and remain more widely accepted than other minority stereotypes. People living in the Southern Appalachian region are seen as wearing the obligatory floppy hat, raggy shirt, and tattered baggy overalls. He cradles a moonshine jug and smokes a corncob pipe and is seen as slovenly, snoozing, barefoot and lanky, with long, unkempt beard. Jokes often refer to incest and ignorance making the image of mountain people as incestuous, lazy, and dumb ingrained into the mainstream culture. Wham, Bam, Thank you, SAM: Critical Dimensions of the Persistence of Hillbilly Caricatures by: Gary Foster and Richard Hum