Community Capital and Rural Landscapes.pdf - Christine Walden Grew up in paradise Mammoth Lakes California Population 2000 in 1954 8073 in 2013 7994 in

Community Capital and Rural Landscapes.pdf - Christine...

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Christine Walden Grew up in paradise, Mammoth Lakes, California. Population: 2000 in 1954, 8073 in 2013, 7994 in 2016. Surrounded by majestic peaks, lush forests, crystal-clear lakes. All-weather road, double chairlift opened, beckoning skiers into the community Golf courses/ski slopes replaced horse pastures with multimillion dollar vacation homes Median house or condo costs half million dollars. Average rent over$1,200 per month. Result Relocation to Bishop and commutes 40 miles each way to work.
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Wade Skidmore Working in coal mines, McDowell County, West Virginia Part of the 5 th generation lived in Attended school up to 10 th grade Working in the mine didn’t require much education, work of steady with good pay The Impact Price per ton of coal dropped Coal-loading machines can be replace 50 men Result Had to work harder to make ends meet Wade’s family are now living in poverty Substandard housing, water pollution from mine runoff, raw sewage in streams, poor schools, high illiteracy rate. Town is susceptible to floods, has seriously damaged the Skidmore home near the bank of Tug Fork River.
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Ray and Mildred Larson family Got out of hog raising business. Owning their own land growing corn and soybean, Irwin, Iowa.
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