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Old 07-11-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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A member in the NYC forum mentioned that he was born and raised in Appalachia and that there were some pretty mean areas in parts of Appalachia where an outsider would feel very uncomfortable.

Can anyone recount a time they found themselves in the rural ghetto. How were they treated? How bad was it?
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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I'm from Appalachia. I think the meanest you'll find is just a ton of people out of work...and dirt poor. Nothing like a "ghetto" you'd find elsewhere
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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disagree - although in my experience rural ghettos are on a much smaller scale

i know it's stereotypical, but there are some down right scary trailer courts that i've been through that would make someone fairly uncomfortable - also pockets in small rural towns

the diseases are the same (poverty, drugs, lack of education, violence, hopelessness, etc) - however the areas seems to be much smaller and there doesn't seem to be as much at stake for people to profit off of it (drug dealers, gangs, etc) so it's a lot less intense (doesn't make it a picnic though)
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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uhhh jennings county in Indiana has tons of rural ghetto's. the town of North Vernon isnt so great either. trailer parks everywhere, theres a rural trailer park just north of the town on highway 7 and that place is bigger than the town itself! when your driving on Indiana 7 that criss-cross's diagonally through the county, you will find some really ugly buildings along the way, some look like abandond downtown buildings which is very odd looking in the middle of... nowhere. theres torn up barns and ugly trees surounding the highway. when you drive off of 7 into the back ways, you can find a decent house every once in a while, but mostly you will find ugly, torn up trailers and dumpsters and weeds everywhere you name it. then as soon as you cross the county border into bartholomew county, it doesnt look a thing like jennings county, much more clean, and what a real rural area should look like.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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Appalachia and the mississippi delta region contain 80% of the poverty in the USA. They also only get 20% of federal assissatnce for poverty because of politics. That said they probably don't get much because they don't tend to riot as much as urban american. Really a shame in a country like ours.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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We have some in CA...Kern,Mojave Counties, etc are all desolate, unforgiving and in despair.

Not a very welcoming place.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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florida has some, near lake Okeechobee is most of them.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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Lake County, Michigan. About 90 miles North of Grand Rapids on the West side of the state. The county seat of Baldwin has about 600 people, but it is a rough little town. Just down the road, the little town of Idlewild, even smaller, has shootings just like in a bigger city. This is all according to local people.....
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Lake County, Michigan. About 90 miles North of Grand Rapids on the West side of the state. The county seat of Baldwin has about 600 people, but it is a rough little town. Just down the road, the little town of Idlewild, even smaller, has shootings just like in a bigger city. This is all according to local people.....
That's news to me. As someone that went to college in Michigan, I've never heard that before.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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florida has some, near lake Okeechobee is most of them.
So true. Much of Belle Glade (pretty name, huh?) is downright scary.
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