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Domestic Policy Trip Appalachia
The White House Fellows Class of 2000-2001 traveled to Appalachia for its second domestic policy trip on March 28-30. Traveling to West Virginia and Kentucky allowed the class to explore domestic issues in a rural context. This region of Appalachia remains one of the most economically distressed areas of the country with high unemployment, a lack of infrastructure, and serious environmental concerns.

At the Mountain Arts Center, the Fellows experienced the music that made Eastern Kentucky famous. They were serenaded by local townsfolk in the town's musical barbershop and were guests of honor at a bluegrass/country music show at the Jenny Wiley State Lodge.

After the trip, the Fellows had a much better understanding of how geography continues to play an important role in the development of Appalachia. Additionally, the class was struck by the warmth of the people we met who were thrilled we chose to visit West Virginia and Kentucky.

Wednesday, March 28

Thursday, March 29

Friday, March 30


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