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Old 01-03-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Central Valley. I lived in Modesto during Freshman year of High School and I hated it. I was happy to move back to the Bay. The Valley is pretty rural and "hillbilly" for the most part excluding the big shopping mall areas. A lot of the youths resort to crime and drugs simply because the place is so boring and there's really nothing else to do. I spent my time there at home all day reading and roaming the mall aimlessly.
You can't accurately gauge any place when you're a teenager. They're always angst-filled, unhappy, sullen, dissatisfied, and generally P.O.'d at the world until the mental illness of adolescence passes.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Young LA hipsters would say "anywhere else but LA" and most especially the entire northern 3/4 part of the state. I'd vote for Sawyer's Bar and anywhere like it along the Klamath River.
Mojave, Barstow and Baker in the southern California desert are less desirable than almost anything in that 3/4 northern part of the state IMO. LA hipsters need to get out more. LOL!
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Two years ago the first moonshine to be approved and licensed by this state was and is distilled about 30 miles from here. They do make some mighty fine, smooth shine. The family has been making it for generations.
Mighty fine, indeed. Was never difficult to find someone in or around Springfield who knew where to get top quality shine, always in the jar, and always smooth, right from somebody's still on farm property. Can only hope the stuff making it to shelves out there is anywhere near as good (the phony wannabe stuff at BevMo is NOT it). Look for Tim Smith's.
CA's hillbilly hubs need to get on the ball!
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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....... I'd vote for Sawyer's Bar and anywhere like it along the Klamath River.
NOW we're talking hillbilly! Place barely shows up on the map - it's 50 miles to the nearest small grocery store. It's in one of the hollers near the Marble Mountains and Forks of Salmon.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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A few thoughts:

Oildale, McKinleyville, Leggett, Fortuna, the whole of Lake County (Clear Lake, Lucerne, Lakeport, etc), Mokelumne Hill, Angels Camp, and I hear that Glennville has gotten pretty hillbilly in recent years. Used to be a nice place to live.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Oh hell yeah... Sawyer's Bar. Excellent submission. I think we have a winner!

Sh*t. I grew up in Tehachapi... how could I have omitted Mojave???
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Most hillbilly place I've ever been through? Red Mountain, CA.. It's on highway 395 past ridgecrest on the way to Mammoth. I think it's called Red Mountain because of their mountain of crushed up sudafed used to cook meth.
That is the Randsburg, Johannesburg, Atolia area. My granny was born and raised there. It's an old mining town.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Yreka. I knew someone from there and he grew up in a house with no central heating and went to school with girls who chewed tobacco (and the boys). Pretty rural and cut-off part of California, in the far NE.
Wow, elitist and judgmental much? You can add me to the list of people who grew up in homes without central heat. We heated our home with wood stoves... Call Child Protective Services! Call the Hillbilly Census Takers!

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Old 01-06-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Did anyone mention Willits or Happy Camp yet?
No, but that reminds me to add Honeydew. Did you mean Willow Creek and Happy Camp or do you really mean Willits?
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:09 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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No, but that reminds me to add Honeydew. Did you mean Willow Creek and Happy Camp or do you really mean Willits?
Not sure now ...... one of those small towns on 101, maybe Willits or Legget or Laytonville ....... I just have a hazy recollection of passing through some pleasant little village near a bend in a river, which had zillions of old hippies and Rainbow clan people camping by it. Looking just now on Google Maps, I must have been thinking of Legget.
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