Playing Pig in Appalachia - a card game keeping a town alive

Playing Pig in Appalachia - a card game keeping a town alive
 

What keeps a general store going in the days of shopping centres and online shipping? Lisa Coffman makes a visit to where a unique card game keeps a community connected and a store open.
As Highway 127 winds its sometimes lonesome way across the Cumberland Plateau, the road passes an unlikely structure in tiny Forbus, Tennessee - a century-old general store that hasn't closed like the rest.
That's because, tucked inside, another Appalachian relic abides. Often during operating hours - and you can tell for certain by the number of trucks in the lot - a game of Pig is raging.
Maybe raging is... read more

 
27 February 2018 in World News, Views: 58
Source: BBC
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