Friday, November 04, 2016
Sixty Plus Years Later--Appalachian Regional Commission
JFK got the Appalachian Regional Commission established as a result of campaigning in West Virginia and seeing the poverty. For political reasons (gaining more support in Congress) they made Appalachia spread into NY, including Broome County. (I never thought of myself as living in Appalachia.) The ARC is still around, and The Rural Blog has a post on their latest status report.