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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Dolly Parton crafted her mountain dream theme park around the idea that visitors could see and taste a little bit of what her childhood was like in rural Appalachia.

But does Dollywood give travelers an authentic mountain experience?

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One could spend a lifetime learning about Appalachia, and just scratch the surface. 

On this week’s episode, we take a deeper look at traditional cultural practices found throughout these mountains.

We’ll hear stories spanning from fiddle music, to Appalachian style food. We’ll also hear how moonshine getaway cars turned into an Appalachian subculture of families who rebuild and race hot rods.


On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re talking about two things you’re likely to find on a supper table in Appalachia: Jell-O and mason jars.