One of my favorite blogs describes the area of the country that became my home when I was nine years old. Appalachia.
If you want to learn about the region, which encompasses several states, read Hillbilly Savants.
You get a little bit of everything, all real. If your only knowledge of Appalachia is the War on Poverty, this blog is a must-visit. Hillbilly Savants shows you the riches of the region in a style true to its roots.