My family, the Bakers, emigrated from England in 1624, made guns in Lancaster in the early 1700s, and helped settle Eastern Kentucky in the early 1800s. Their story is the other side of the American Dream.
The story of Appalachia has too often been bastardized by outsiders. To help me avoid that trap, I've hired a first-rate editorial team. Meet the people who have helped me create this project and tell this story.