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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 12:44 AM
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Arkansas: Redneck Wasteland

Ive been living in Arkansas for two years now and its absolutely terrible, terrible, terrible. I really tried to like, really did, but I just cant. These pictures were taken just in the countryside around Russellville, AR within a 3 hour period. These pictures are not exaggerations, it is really like this in a lot of the areas around here. I cant wait to leave, seriously. If you are ever considering moving here, please spare yourself the anguish, speaking of the Russellville area only, not for the whole state. Now of course there are normal people here too but theres about half redneck and then half people who want to gtfo.












































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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 12:55 AM
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LOL, now that's redneck!

I love how pretty much every image has a pickup in it, and I thought Alberta was bad! Wow! This makes Alberta look like a cultural mecca (not saying Alberta doesn't have culture, but it's not to the likes of NYC or Rome or Tokyo).

A nice representation.
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For better or worse, often times I tend to forget that they're in the same "country" as us Californians..
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Yeah Russellville is pretty much a cultural wasteland devoid of any sense of civilization.
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why do you live there?
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Unfortunately I go to school here because I was ignorant that Arkansas would be this absolutely terrible. Being a college town I would have thought that it would have been decent but I was wrong, way wrong. And now Im stuck here until I graduate.
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One of the more honest tours I've seen on here.
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Dude, that sucks. Well Git er done and get out. hahaha.

Photos were really interesting to say the least.
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I couldnt stop and take pictures of most of these places because I have walked around and taken pictures of shit like this and been threatened with a gun, so I just drove by and quickly took pictures.
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Just pulled it up on google maps

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Dude, that sucks.
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ummmm. damn! that makes my rural michigan roots look downright urbane and cultured.
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 2:18 AM
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I posted a thread a long time ago about the town of Russellville here

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=158284
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My ex and her family live in a backwoods, hillbilly, no-future, poverty stricken, meth-loving, ignorance embracing, POS dump of a town in Arkansas.
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Looks like some places around Altoona, Penn. (Pennsyssippi, that is) I've seen.
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You can find similar trashy scenes in many, if not most, states in the country (including California and Sarah Palin's Alaska). I've seen areas of Hawaii that would totally shock most people.

The extent of it varies from state to state, though. From my travels, it's most noticeable in the south, and I don't think that should be a surprise considering the amount of poverty.

There are probably people all over the world who would never guess we have such poverty in this country (including cultural poverty).
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THAT'S a college town? It sure doesn't look like one.

Interesting pics, though.

I haven't done a photo thread in a while; you've inspired me, maybe if I'm up to it, I'll create a "Trailer Parks of Los Angeles County" photo thread.
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My college freshman year roommate was from Osceola, Arkansas, and I visited his family for a week. This reminds me very much of Osceola.

The only real difference is that Osceola is on the Mississippi, and that part of Arkansas has lots of poor blacks, who appear to be much poorer than even the redneck whites.
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I typically like to refrain from insulting places...but...I'm afraid I just can't do that right here, this place just looks that fucking laughably terrible.

(quality photos though!)
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