Students' Guide


Galer, Eilleen Gardner. Appalachian Folks: Tales of a By-Gone Era. Plymouth, VT: Five Corners Publications, 1997.

Ginns, Patsy Moore. Snowbird Gravy and Dishpan Pie: Mountain People Recall. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1982.

Wellman, Manly Wade. The Kingdom of Madison: A Southern Mountain Fastness and its People. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1973.

Web Sites

Morning Edition, January 12, 1998
Listen to this eight minute NPR story describing the community debate over Interstate 26 in Madison County.

The Political History of I-26: Dancing to the Tennessee Waltz
This 1992 article was republished in July 2003 just weeks before Madison County's Interstate 26 corridor was officially opened. It is an opinion piece about how state-run highway construction and politics influence transportation planning.

The Unofficial Pages: I-26 Construction, Madison County, North Carolina
Created by John Lansford, Project Design Engineer for sections A-10C and A-10D, this site includes a 1999 introduction, a 2003 project update, and many images including maps and photos of the construction project.

I-26, Corridor of Change
This story includes an interactive map and both written and photo essays by Rob Amberg, Madison County resident, oral historian, and photographer. Amberg conducted many of the interviews included in this online learning module.

Environmental Transformations in North Carolina
These twenty-three oral histories, from UNC-Chapel Hill's Oral Histories of the American South Collection, record stories of environmental change in North Carolina. Many of the interviews included in this online learning module are linked to here as are others relating to the Interstate 26 corridor.

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