The spine of the Appalachian Mountains is being obliterated to gouge out the seams of black coal.
She grew up in Carrollton, a small town in at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in west Georgia.
Note: Location of the Appalachian Trail, the world's longest continuous hiking path. It extends over two thousand miles from Maine to Georgia.
Note: Historically, the Appalachian Mountains were a barrier to early western expansion. In the early 1840s, railroads began to transport settlers across the mountains, permitting access to the frontier.