Quotation by Administration in the State of Arka

The hill farmer ... always seems to make out somehow with his corn patch, his few vegetables, his rifle, and fishing rod. This self-contained economy creates in the hillman a comparative disinterest in the world's affairs, along with a disdain of lowland ways. "I don't go to question the good Lord in his wisdom," runs the phrasing attributed to a typical mountaineer, "but I jest cain't see why He put valleys in between the hills."
Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Arkansas: A Guide to the State (The WPA Guide to Arkansas), p. 257, Hastings House (1941).
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