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Old 07-31-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Which towns would that be?
When you travel on the interstate and look over on the main drag of a town that was built up around the interstate you will see fast food signs like in the picture previously posted. You see this also in cities. If you actually go into the actual town you will find lots of unique eateries and small diners.
Yep. You have to get away from the Interstate to find the good barbecue joints. Fried fish, collard greens, etc.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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I do storm chasing sometimes.. Some of the "towns" in areas of Southern Oklahoma are a real tragedy.. There's also a town in Northeast Oklahoma that is literally abandoned called Picher Oklahoma. It was abandoned and left for ruins due to excessive mining and toxic issues all over the soils and waters..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picher,_Oklahoma

This is a nutshell is why many rural areas are struggling and Oklahoma and West Virginia are 2 of the most Republican red states that exist.. You really want to model the entire country after these? I'd take the good with the bad in states like New York and California over this.. I come from Kansas too.. I see the issues with the urban-rural divide
I drove thru Picher on my way to KCK once after stopping to have a burger in Big Cabin and buying some buffalo meat in Adair to take home. I just wanted to drive thru the small towns instead of taking the toll road that day.

Yeah...real tragedy for sure.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I'm a huge fan of the apprenticeship model, but very few trades are like that any more. Farming? If you want to do it well, you need to hit the books. Modern farming is knowledge-intensive. Construction? Yes, you need to go out and swing the hammer, but you also need to be up on codes, materials etc. Heck, I have a machinist in-law, and the coding he needs to make CNC machines work right is complex - and that's not even touching on the materials knowledge and the safety & environmental regs.
All very true. Most trades require at least as much knowledge as many "white collar" fields-especially those employing graduates with liberal arts degrees.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Yep. You have to get away from the Interstate to find the good barbecue joints. Fried fish, collard greens, etc.
It that's what you want to eat I guess.
I enjoy Mauricio's Italian Restaurant in Cookeville, Tn for Itialian
Our Menu | Nicks Restaurant & Banquet Facilities for a good steak
https://world-foods-international-gr...business.site/ for a little of everything.

Momma Rosa's has some good pizza too.
Tapatia Tienda La for authentic Mexican
Crawdaddys for some Cajun.
Ah Mah and son is my fave for Pad Thai, or any authentic Asian
There are some good BBQ joints as well and fried cat fish but I prefer grilled fish and salmon. Lots of small restaurants and diners for lunch and sandwiches/soups/salads and comfort food.
You can keep the collard greens.
Of course there are not the choices that one would find in a large city but you can definitely dine on more than fast food, BBQ and fried fish.


https://visitcookevilletn.com/eat-and-drink
https://theculturetrip.com/north-ame...crossville-tn/
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:22 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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It that's what you want to eat I guess.
I enjoy Mauricio's Italian Restaurant in Cookeville, Tn for Itialian
Our Menu | Nicks Restaurant & Banquet Facilities for a good steak
https://world-foods-international-gr...business.site/ for a little of everything.

Momma Rosa's has some good pizza too.
Tapatia Tienda La for authentic Mexican
Crawdaddys for some Cajun.
Ah Mah and son is my fave for Pad Thai, or any authentic Asian
There are some good BBQ joints as well and fried cat fish but I prefer grilled fish and salmon. Lots of small restaurants and diners for lunch and sandwiches/soups/salads and comfort food.
You can keep the collard greens.
Of course there are not the choices that one would find in a large city but you can definitely dine on more than fast food, BBQ and fried fish.


https://visitcookevilletn.com/eat-and-drink
https://theculturetrip.com/north-ame...crossville-tn/
I'm a big fan of barbecue. Favorite joint would probably be Allman's in Fredericksburg, VA. Worth the 50 mile trip from my town. Also, my old man was from Lincoln County Tennessee. I've been to a lot of good eating places between Knoxville where I went to college and Lincoln County. I've been through your area too. Crossville, Sparta, etc. Nice country.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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"You can't make money" in Paradise.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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Some may find this interesting - don't fall ill out in the idyllic countryside.

https://www.gq.com/story/rural-hospi...-in-red-states
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Some may find this interesting - don't fall ill out in the idyllic countryside.

https://www.gq.com/story/rural-hospi...-in-red-states
This has been discussed before.
Bigger, better, better equipped hospitals are located in adjacent larger towns and cities. Small town hospitals cant compete so they close or consolidate.
You cant really expect to have a good hospital in a rural community of 400 people. Most every town in my area of 4K or more had a hospital but most go to the ones in the larger towns. Towns are generally 20-30 miles apart. For anything serious many go to Nashville or Knoxville even when they have a hospital 5 miles away.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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This has been discussed before.
Bigger, better, better equipped hospitals are located in adjacent larger towns and cities. Small town hospitals cant compete so they close or consolidate.
You cant really expect to have a good hospital in a rural community of 400 people. Most every town in my area of 4K or more had a hospital but most go to the ones in the larger towns. Towns are generally 20-30 miles apart. For anything serious many go to Nashville or Knoxville even when they have a hospital 5 miles away.

That's because people in cities run to the hospital for every little things wrong with them. They call a WAHmbulance if they fall down and skin their knee. Rural people are mentally and phsycially tougher. We don't need as many hospitals as weaker people.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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With all the talk about how terrible America's cities are lately and how rural America is a shining example of the 'real America', why is rural America in such decline? Why is there so much poverty in the Ozarks and Appalachia? Why does everyone who has the means to want to move to the big city for employment and quality of life? In addition, very few cities are predominantly conservative.

https://www.citylab.com/perspective/...ecline/588883/
People move to the city for jobs. I live in a huge metroplex and tons of people bug out to a farm, ranch or lake house on the weekends. So, it's not like they hate rural areas, they just make more money in the city.
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