Land ownership is the reason certain groups of people have power and control.
Many of these people have perpetuated intergenerational wealth while simultaneously identifying themselves as impoverished and humble- despite owning large territories, unused resources, and appreciations- which otherwise could be used to provide for the needs of society.
These people claim a right to property and use the law to defend territorial claims. They are almost entirely ignorant of the history of their own land, and willful ignorance protects their sense of entitlement from the guilt they would feel if they were forced to accept the truth of it’s initial aquisition- which is no great secret.
They take pride in the ability to retreat into private territory and secure the means to live in a state of relatively Independence.
The silence of the land and a rustic life bring them a sense of peace. Americana is the name of their heritage. The romantic countryside is their icon.
The privledge of their ideals, unfortunately, has cost a great deal of blood for my people.
There’s always gonna be someone who says you don’t have what it takes. That you haven’t earned it. And you can let yourself be defined by the skeptics or you can prove them wrong. Achieve everything they say you can’t. So, I go out every night and give everything I’ve got. Fighting for what matters to me. My reputation, my livelihood, my family.. To those that doubt me, I don’t hear you. Because I know the truth…
The Appalachian is such an appealing fixture that it has
inspired a few spin offs from our original style.
The Mini Appalachian is a smaller, 24” wide, 4 light
version. Perfect pendant lighting over a bar in this restaurant setting
(The Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar, St. Louis). The fullness of the
branching gives the Mini Appalachian a hearty, substantial feel while the
smaller scale accents and adds to an already robust setting. Shown also
in this photo is our Briarwood style.
The Appalachian XL is another version of this great
classic. Like the name implies it is bigger! 42” x 42” with 6
lights. Perfect for when you need just a bit more. The big brother of this
series it boasts the same full branching of our regular Appalachian, but more
of it, while maintaining a fit, elegant look.
Sholes and Glidden Type Writer, 1874. Hand-painted. USA. Source. The first commercially successful typewriter was invented by Christopher Lathem Sholes from Wisconsin. The development was backed by Carlos Glidden and it was manufactured by Remington & Sons.