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The Southern Appalachian Mountain Initiative is a state-driven voluntary group created by eight southeastern states, including N.C. The organization seeks to foster a cooperative, non-regulatory approach to development and environmental protection.
The landed gentry colonized a part of the Appalachian Mountains. The first white settlers in the area were Ambrose and son, William Mills. The Mills family faced multiple attacks, some due in part to their Royalist persuasion, but mostly from Native Americans who pillaged and burned their homes on several occasions.
Boone attracts a number of visitors each year, but more often than not, the reasons these tourists come to Boone is to enjoy nature. Author and Boone resident, Leigh Ann Henion believes that Boone’s personality lies in its precipitation, for precipitation constantly shapes and changes the landscape.
With new technology becoming more easily accessible and cost-effective, the museum has begun incorporating different techniques to study animals in the wild. The Southern Hognose snake in Sandhills and the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers in the Appalachian mountain range are two species that have been studied using technological advancements. These approaches have already led to new observations regarding these species.
A remnant of the Appalachian diet is the pictured churner, used to create buttermilk. Popular before the days of refrigeration because of its superior preservation ability, buttermilk became a staple in the region as a beverage or ingredient for baked goods.