Fading Into the Horizon: the disappearance of Appalachian hollow communities and culture
The identity of a community is highly dependent upon cultural values and traditions. These values and traditions feed directly into the decisions and actions of the people within a community. Who we are as people and as a community or culture assists in forming our perceptions and making our decisions in life. Many of these cultural identities are very specific, and often their differences cause them to live away from mainstream society. This study specifically targets the communities that inhabit the hollows of Fayette County, West Virginia.