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Jessica Voorhees Spring 2018 Senior Show

Reclaiming ‘Paradise’

Land, Legacy and Promise in Post-Coal Kentucky


By Jessica Voorhees

In the soft, golden light of an early-evening sun, an elk flinches and hides its head behind spindly brush. The elk’s mangy, chestnut coat blends in with the surrounding landscape of browns tinged in green from a late start to spring.